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PROMISING WHEELCHAIR TENNIS UPCOMING STARS EYED AT REGIONAL CAMPS

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa has once again continued its culture of developing youngsters following the three triumphant regional camps at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg, Attredgeville in Pretoria and Newcastle in Kwa-Zulu Natal on the weekend.

 

 

The camps which saw over 70 players take part provides the opportunity for wheelchair tennis players who aspire to play professionally and simply improve their game at any level. Led by a top-class coaching team, the camps combined mobility patterns, doubles, serves be stroke coaching.

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 the country. Regional coach Walter Sekhukhununu who headed the camp that hosted 35 players in Attredgeville said the coaching camp focused primarily on tactics and advanced mobility drills and helped identify some star players, “The camp was very successful and it gave us an opportunity as coaches to see some of the promising players like Floyd Mashatula and Nditsheni Nemouvula from Filadelphia in Soshanguwe who shown a great deal in their performance”.

“We are working very hard at the moment to develop the girls to close the gap and we have seen most of them show great efforts and very promising at the weekend camp”, added Sekhukhununu.

“There was a very interesting competition among the players and that was the perfect way to end the weekend.

It was great insight for coaches like us to see players compete,” said Patrick Selepe, who is also in charge of wheelchair tennis South Africa development programmes.

“We hope that we can continue to bring the best out of our upcoming players through competition during the camps, development is our main focus and it’s the best culture”, he said.

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.

 

For more information please contact Anthony Moruthane 082 382 0850 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or please visit: www.tennis.co.za

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa has once again continued its culture of developing youngsters following the three triumphant regional camps at Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg, Attredgeville in Pretoria and Newcastle in Kwa-Zulu Natal on the weekend.

The camps which saw over 70 players take part provides the opportunity for wheelchair tennis players who aspire to play professionally and simply improve their game at any level. Led by a top-class coaching team, the camps combined mobility patterns, doubles, serves be stroke coaching.

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 the country. Regional coach Walter Sekhukhununu who headed the camp that hosted 35 players in Attredgeville said the coaching camp focused primarily on tactics and advanced mobility drills and helped identify some star players, “The camp was very successful and it gave us an opportunity as coaches to see some of the promising players like Floyd Mashatula and Nditsheni Nemouvula from Filadelphia in Soshanguwe who shown a great deal in their performance”.

“We are working very hard at the moment to develop the girls to close the gap and we have seen most of them show great efforts and very promising at the weekend camp”, added Sekhukhununu.

“There was a very interesting competition among the players and that was the perfect way to end the weekend.

It was great insight for coaches like us to see players compete,” said Patrick Selepe, who is also in charge of wheelchair tennis South Africa development programmes.

“We hope that we can continue to bring the best out of our upcoming players through competition during the camps, development is our main focus and it’s the best culture”, he said.