Rising stars into second round of SA Spring Open

The SA Spring Open is currently taking place at the Ellis Park Tennis Courts in Johannesburg. The event, which ends on Sunday, 26 September 2021, is hosted by Tennis South Africa and Vision View Productions. The International Tennis Federation has made prize money of US$ 25 000 (R355 709) available for the […]

Gearing up for South African Spring Open

Tennis South Africa (TSA) and Vision View Productions are just a week away from hosting the second instalment of the South Africa Spring Open at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, the ‘grand old lady of South African tennis’. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) prize-money combined event, which encompasses both able-bodied […]

After Wimbledon success, KG sets eyes Paralympics

Having delivered a career breakthrough on the eve of the showpiece, wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane says she is ready to challenge for a medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Montjane made history by becoming the first black South African woman to compete in a singles final at Wimbledon. Though […]

Tennis star introduces the sport to Limpopo

Tennis South Africa’s development clinic at Polokwane Tennis Club in Limpopo brought to a close a highly successful development campaign in the build-up to the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis series. Over 100 kids from 30 schools in and around the area, including wheelchair tennis players, spent time on […]

Wheelchair tennis star Lucas Sithole banned

On January 22, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) banned South African wheelchair tennis athlete Lucas Sithole from all forms of competition for two years under the Anti-Doping Rule Violation of the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme. Sithole was not found guilty of doping but did miss several drug tests. Under the Tennis […]

SA Spring Open title winners

South African wheelchair tennis aces Lucas Sithole (above) and Kgothatso Montjane won singles titles in their respective categories on the last day of the 2019 South African Spring Open to give the home fans plenty to celebrate in Johannesburg. The two-time Grand Slam champion Sithole defeated compatriot Donald Ramphadi to […]

First SA Spring Open under way

The debut South African Spring Open tennis tournament is currently under way at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg. The biggest tennis talent in South Africa as well as several international tennis players have assembled for the week-long tournament, which ends on September 29. The inaugural SA Spring Open […]

Montjane’s first Grand Slam final ends in defeat

Top South African wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane reached a Grand Slam women’s doubles final for the first time on Friday, September 6, at the US Open when she and her partner, Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany, beat second-seeded Marjolein Buis of the Netherlands and Dana Mathewson of the United States. […]

Spring Open Tennis Tournament

The inaugural South African Spring Open will take place in Johannesburg and host wheelchair tennis and able-bodied tennis for men and women. Around 200 global participants are expected.