Wheelchair Tennis juniors roll in for Camp
The African wheelchair tennis starlets roll into South Africa for the 6th ITF Johan Cruyff Africa Junior Camp to be held from the 28 September - 01 October at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The ITF (International Tennis Federation) sanctioned camp serves as a catalyst to develop future stars on the continent and will be led by amongst others, National Coach, Kgotso Matshego along with coaches from South Africa, Egypt and Tanzania who will accompany their charges to this spectacle.
The camp is designed to both improve the level of play of the participants, and gives a glimpse into the future prospects of wheelchair tennis in Africa. The coaching camp will focus primarily on tactics and advanced mobility drills, and the tournament will determine which nation and which junior is earmarked as Africa's next top talent. Both the camp and tournament will run concurrently with a coaches' conference where coaches can exchange ideas and gain knowledge,
"The Johan Cruyff Africa Junior Camps have been instrumental in providing opportunities for top junior players to be identified and be fast tracked. Kgothatso Montjane, Lucas Sithole, Evans Maripa and Thato Tsomole all 2013 SA Sport Awards winners have been part of this remarkable initiative, "commented national coach, Kgotso Matshego. The next generation of players churned out by the camp and making a name for themselves on the the world circuit are; Mariska Venter, Thando Hlatswayo, Sean-Liam de Hilster and the prolific Alwande Skhosana.
"The camps are not only designed to benefit the top junior players, but will give talented players identified at the Regional Camps the opportunity to rub shoulders with the top junior players and ensure that in time they are amongst the best in South Africa and the world," commented Siyabulela Nkachela WTSA Africa Junior Camp Director.
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and Airports Company South Africa Partnership:
The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is the official sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa and the sport of wheelchair tennis. Airports Company South Africa has contributed no less than R24-million to date and has committed to a continued investment in the sport as its flagship Corporate Social Investment programme.