Namibia Teachers Hone Their Skills
CoachesSouthern Africa

WINDHOEK, Namibia – Last month the Namibia Tennis Association (NTA) hosted a Tennis Teachers’ Course at the Kututura Youth Center as part of its school tennis promotion program. The main aim of the course was to introduce teachers to the “Play & Stay” program. It was also for them to

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Junior Club TournamentsWest Africa

LAGOS – At least 170 players have signed up for the 2015 CBN Junior Tennis Championship scheduled to run from April 20 to April 25 at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club. The Director of the International Tennis Academy (ITA), Godwin Kienka, told a news conference last week in Lagos that many national players had benefited

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Kevin Anderson #USClay
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Houston, TX – Kevin Anderson of South Africa’s campaign at U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship is over after his semi finals loss. 3rd-seed South African lost in straights to American Jack Sock 6-7(3), 3-6. Both guys held serve in the first set but Sock elevated his game in the tie-break

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miami open
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Miami, FL. – 6’8″ Kevin Anderson breezed comfortable into the round of sixteen at the Muami Open. The South African-born Anderson beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina in straight sets 6-4, 6-4, delivering 12 aces along the way. 15th-seed Anderson will next face 3rd-seed Andy Murray of Great Britain, who who

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Raven & Paes
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Miami, FL. – For the third time this year, Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Leander Paes of India have had their tournament dreams derailed by Italian duo Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. The in-form Italians beat them 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the Miami Open. Less than two weeks ago, Klaasen and Paes

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anderson22
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Miami, FL. – South African Kevin Anderson moved to the 3rd round of the Miami Open after a tough three-setter. Anderson, whom I’m sure wasn’t thrilled when he saw his draw, battled from behind to claim the win 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 6-4 against American Sam Querrey. The 15th-seed South African was broken

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Dutch junior tennis team in Soweto, Johannesburg
DevelopmentJuniorsSouthern Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – Last week members of the Dutch junior tennis team visited Soweto to share some tennis knowledge with the young aspiring players of the Arthur Ashe Tennis Centre development program. The team travelled to South Africa to participate in the two week International Tennis Federation NWU PUKKE/RVTA ITF 1

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Soufiane El Mesbahi (MAR) and Ismail Saadi (MAR)
ITF Junior CircuitJuniors

Last week Burundi, Egypt, Morocco, and South Africa dominated the 38th African Junior Championships at the Marsa Tennis Club and Carthage Tennis Club. The tournament ran from March 16-21. The players from the aforementioned nations found themselves in a unique situation as they had to face their respective compatriots in all four

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South African born Wayne Odesnik received a 15-year ban ban from tennis on Wednesday after testing positive for multiple banned substances, including steroids from two tests. This is not the first ban for Odesnik, who’s now an American citizen. He was first sanctioned in 2010 after he was caught at Brisbane airport in

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Isner returns ball @BNPPo15 (photo credit: Anita Stahl)
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Indian Well, CA – 16th seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa is out of the BNP Paribas Open after being eliminated by 18th seed John Isner of United States. The American won the match 7-6(6), 6-2. Isner delivered 18 aces while Anderson served 11–both these players play “big boys” game

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Klaasen-Paes
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Indian Wells, CA – Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Leander Paes are packing their bags and heading to Miami after falling in their 2nd round doubles match today. They lost to Italian duo Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli. The Italians took the first set but Klaasen and Paes came

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Anderson (SA) & Melzer (AUT) vs the Bryans at BNPPO15 (photo credit: Anita Stahl)
ATP TourSouthern Africa

Indian Wells, CA – Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Jurgen Melzer of Austria lost their first round match yesterday to world number 1 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Anderson is back today for his blockbuster 3rd round singles match against American John Isner. The American

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