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MONTJANE, Kgothatso South Africa Team South Africa

“I want to encourage other people with disabilities to play wheelchair tennis because it’s given me a new life and a healthy sense of well-being. You don’t have to be a champion to play wheelchair tennis. It shows people with disabilities that we can be active and lead good lives.”

Kgothatso MONTJANE
ITF Player statistics
 SA ranking [Singles] World rankingPointsMovement
Singles181446.00+1
Doubles191928.000

For further player statistics, see Kgothatso’s profile on the ITF website.


At only 27 years old, South Africa's number one ranked wheelchair tennis player, Kgothatso Montjane already has many big tournament wins behind her name and a title tally of 33 career titles. She has established a formidable presence on the international wheelchair tennis circuit, and is a force to be reckoned with.
Montjane began her tennis career in earnest at around 20 years old when Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) provided the facilities for her to play wheelchair tennis in her community. The Limpopo born tennis star completed her degree - a BSC degree in Recreation and Leisure at the University of Venda in 2010, and is now on the residential programme at the University of Johannesburg studying Retail Business Management. After playing she hopes to work in the community coaching sport and organising recreational activities.

Most significant achievement: Qualifying for the 2008 Paralympics
Qualifying for the 2012 London Paralympics
Defeated the world no.2 at the Japan Super Series in May 2012
1st African player to be nominated IPC athlete of the month Oct 2012
Qualifying for the NEC Singles and Doubles Masters 2012

Most Significant Awards: Voted SA Sports Women of the Year with a Disability 2011
Runner Up for the Gauteng Sports Women of the Year with a Disability Award 2011
Nominated Sportswoman of the year with Disability 2012
Gauteng Sports Awards "Sportswoman of the year with a disability" 2013
Won SA Sportswoman of the Year with a disability Nov 2013
Won Spar GSports Sportswoman of the Year with a disability 2013

 


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