Tag «wheelchair tennis»

SA’s Unsung Superwoman of Wheelchair Tennis Recognized

Tuesday, 06 December 2016, Johannesburg, South Africa. – Wheelchair Tennis South Africa commends the federation’s General Manager, Karen Losch who was hugely honoured in Managung when crowned the Administrator of the year at the 11th SA Sports Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, 27 November at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Bloemfontein. This prestigious award …

Wheelchair Tennis Star Dies of Meningitis Age 20

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, Paulpietersburg, Kwazulu-Natal. – Thando Hlatshwayo, South African former world number 2 junior, has passed away at the age of 20. Hlatswayo, who hails from Paulpietersburg in Kwazulu-Natal, lost her battle against Meningitis early Tuesday morning after a very short illness, her family confirmed. Hlatswayo took up wheelchair tennis in 2009, played …

Day 2 Results of the Bloem Open

Monday, 03 October 2016, Bloemfontein, South Africa. – Results of the Airports Company South Africa Bloem Open, an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Futures tournament part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour being played at the Oud Studente Tennis Club in Bloemfontein on Monday. RSA unless stated Singles Quarter-final round Men 1-Leon Els bt Mpho Mhlongo …

Maripa named Limpopo’s sportsman of the year with disability

South Africa’s leading men’s wheelchair tennis ace Evans Maripa was named Sportsman of the Year with a Disability for the first time at the Limpopo Sports and Recreation awards revealed at Protea Hotel Ranch Resort on Saturday evening. The 26-year-old who recently represented South Africa in his second Paralympic Games in Brazil came out ahead …

Sithole misses out on bronze at Paralympics

Thursday, 15 September 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. – South Africa’s Lucas Sithole, ranked three in the world, missed out on a bronze medal as he went down 1-6 6-2 7-5 to the American six-time Paralympic medalist David Wagner in a grueling one hour and 50 minutes at Olympic Tennis Centre in Brazil on Wednesday evening. Sithole …

DRAW ANNOUNCED FOR RIO PARALYMPIC WHEELCHAIR TENNIS EVENT

The draw for the Rio 2016 Paralympic wheelchair tennis took place in the Centre Court Complex at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, September, 8 with 100 players from 29 nations on hand to witness the line-up for the opening round unfold. South African world number three and two-time Grand Slam …

Wheelchair Tennis Dominates #GSA16 Nominees List

With over 50 nominations, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) are holding their own in this year’s Gauteng Sports Awards nominees list announced at Emoyeni Estate in Parktown last night, while the actual awards ceremony will be held at Silverstar Casino on Sunday, 02 October. South African top junior and world number one Nokwanda Hlongwane who …

Wheelchair Tennis SA Scoops Big at GSport Awards

It was the night of glitz and glamour when the hard working, dedicated and record-breaking efforts of women in the country in various sporting codes were recognized on the 11th annual SPAR gsport awards on Saturday at The Venue in Melrose Arch. The federation that never sleeps, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa, which has grown tremendously …

Mzansi’s Wheelchair Tennis Aces Gunning For Paralympic Glory

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) held an official “farewell ceremony” at the University of Johannesburg Tennis Courts in Westdene, Johannesburg for the country’s four wheelchair tennis team who are bound for the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. First time qualifier Leon Els is primed for the challenge and will join three-time Paralympian wheelchair tennis …

Sithole Wins Second Swiss Open Doubles Title

The country’s top wheelchair tennis quad ace Lucas Sithole added another title to his accolades when he clinched his second doubles title in Geneva, Switzerland on Friday. The second time Paralympic Games qualifier put an icing on the cake with another magnificent Swiss Open campaign teaming up with Heath Davidson from Australia for a second …