RISING WHEELCHAIR TENNIS STARS INVADED MPUMALANGA AND MANGAUNG
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa continued the search for new talent to grow the sport following the weekend’s two triumphant district camps staged in Mangaung, Bloemfontein and Elandsdoorn in Mpumalanga from 22 – 23 August 2015.
The camps provide the opportunity for wheelchair tennis players who aspire to play professionally and simply improve their game at any level. Led by our top-class coaching team, the camps combined mobility patterns, doubles, serves and stroke coaching.
South African top ranked women’s player and world number 8 Kgothatso ‘KG’ Montjane graced the event in Mangaung and took to the court to show the future stars how it's done. Montjane participated in the Mangaung and Francis Baard District Camp at Martie du Plessis School in Bloemfontein working alongside Siyabulela Nkachela. Mangaung City saw Tswellang, Martie du Plessis Schools from the Mangaung District pit against the two Francis Baard District schools in Retlameleng and Elizabeth Conradie Schools for places in the upcoming National Camp to be staged in Johannesburg from 29 September to 2 October.
Over 14 players invaded Ndlovu Care Group tennis courts in the heart of Moutse District in Mpumalanga for the Elandsdoorn camp; with players from over 20 villages including the country number 3 quads player, ranked 33 globally Danny Mohlamonyane who was the star player in 'the land of the rising sun' over the weekend. This Mpumalanga based event has been responsible for producing talent with little resources and already has an international player and champion in Mohlamonyane who has been blazing the circuit this year.
"Not only will the players improve their games by working with the coaches during the camps, but they are afforded the rare chance to observe some of the best country’s professionals like Kgothatso “KG” Montjane who attended the 2-day camp in Bloemfontein. Having the opportunity to watch and emulate both our coaches and a consummate professional like Montjane will hopefully inspire these young campers to continue to work hard and maximize their potential”, said Karen Losch, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa General Manager.
These development camps are made possible by the game sponsor, Airports Company South Africa who has been the major sponsor of Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) for the past eleven years.
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 R36-million to date and has committed to a continued investment in the sport as its flagship Corporate Social Investment programme.