South Africa



Originally in conjunction with the South African Tennis Association, the project supports 80 children from 4 schools with tennis coaching, tournament experience and life skills in a safe environment. Over 200 children have been taught to date.


The small coastal town of Kenton-on-Sea (population of just over 5000) and neighbouring Township, Ekuphumleni (population around 3600) are to be found on the Sunshine Coast, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Here the IC’s charitable programme has coached over 30 children to date, teaching them tennis and life skills in an environment rife with unemployment, drugs and alcohol.

First Tournament of the year

Despite the fact that spectators are still not allowed to attend tennis events, Gauteng East staged their first tournament of the year. We again supported this initiative with six players taking part and one of them experiencing tournament play for the first time.


After the trials at the Gauteng East headquarters, four of our players were chosen to represent the province in the forthcoming SA Schools inter provincial tournament. Over the years we have regularly had one or two players chosen but this is the first time that more than two have been selected.

Play and Stay for the beginners

In view of the number of younger and newer players that have come along, it was decided to hold an informal Play and Stay morning at Vosloorus. There is a resurgence of young and in some cases very young, players coming along and this idea was an excellent way to introduce them to the game of tennis.


IC Philanthropy

  • Building self confidence
  • Team work
  • Teaching respect
  • Benefits of good nutrition
  • Working with goals and within the rules

IC Philanthropy currently has a portfolio of 15 programmes and start-ups taking place across the world.

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