South Africa

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BENONI TOURNAMENT

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BENONI TOURNAMENT

Following the success of the June 1 doubles tournament, Desire Wilson and Gauteng East staged a singles tournament on 22 June which attracted over 150 children of all ages and standards.

For the first time they included a red ball fun event for the younger players which in itself saw 48 children from age 5 to 8 playing and experiencing a little bit of tournament playing for the first time. We entered two into that event, Keamogetswe Musi and Oratile Mathadira. So two more of our development players have been introduced to tournament play. They proudly show their medals in this picture.

It is through events such as these that the seed of wanting to go further in the game will nurture. In time they will look back on these early tournaments as the breeding ground for taking part in the major junior events in the country and hopefully for some, playing competitively overseas.

In the main events we entered Sanele Saul and Thabang Malatsi in the boys and Kgomotso Santos and Kgomotso Mabote in the girls. We then added two further 11 year old boys and girls to give them their first taste of tournament play. All four have shown promise during their training at Vosloorus and the time was right to start them on the journey to playing on a more competitive stage. They were Sepho Mniki and Wandile Tshabalala in the boys and Thando Nkosi and Philsiwe Mkwanazi.

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