WHEELCHAIR TENNIS SA CELEBRATES COACH TANKISO MOLOI ON WOMEN’S DAY
With South Africa celebrating National Women's Day today, Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) celebrates and honours extraordinary Coach Tankiso Moloi for her tireless contribution to the wheelchair tennis community programme.
Tankiso Moloi is no stranger to success. Growing up, the 42-year-old represented Lesotho in Fed Cup in Portugal. After 24 years on the court, Moloi hung up her tennis racquet in 2003. Today, she devotes her time to nurturing tennis talent in the Free State Province.
Moloi hails from Maseru in Lesotho but got married in Bloemfontein in 2004 and nine-years later started coaching at wheelchair tennis centres.
Moloi made a name for herself by becoming the first black qualified female wheelchair tennis coach in South Africa. Moloi has been a coach at Harrismith, Bethlehem, Qwaqwa and Kestell for over 5 years. Some of the successful players under her programme includes Thabang Mashia, Piet Moloi and Modupi Maseru.
Moloi continue to serve as an inspiration for women in the country to encourage to learn to build their skills as aspiring professionals in tennis.
She experienced early victories in her career as a player and continued to build upon that success through commitment, determination, passion, and a drive as a coach. Moloi also demonstrated true resilience making a great success in coaching which is male dominated.
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) congratulated Moloi for her resilience, “Tankiso is one of the successful coaches we have, and we are very grateful to have her part of our team and deserves to be celebrated amongst extraordinary women. Throughout her career, she exhibited strength, character, commitment, and grit. We are glad that she shares the valuable education on her knowledge of the game and the experiences with our players,” said WTSA CEO Karen Losch.