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New Venture For Vosloorus Kids

New Venture For Vosloorus Kids

We have consistently supported most the tournaments within easy reach by taxi for our kids where we believe that they will benefit from playing in such events. The top tier tournaments sanctioned by Tennis SA are still a way off, but some of the under 14 girls should be able to take the step up next year.

So for variety, which is the spice of life, we decided to “test the water” at a couple of other events rather than the ones just on our doorstep.

We gave two girls the opportunity to play in the Daveyton event. Daveyton is another African township further afield and the quality was, sad to say, below that which we have been used to playing in. The girls did well but I am not so sure that there was a great deal of benefit for them as they were hardly tested.

We also sent a few players to the Soweto Development event organized by Tennis SA. Now Soweto is the home of the Arthur Ashe Tennis centre in the largest of all the township within the country. It was to be a full days tennis, but the entry was so large that most players played only two and in one case only one match. That is not ideal for the kids to spend all day at a venue for that small amount of tennis.

It was a pity that these two “try outs” did not produce the required results, but if we don’t try them, we will never know.

Next up is the Gauteng East Tennis Association closed tournament which acts as the first step towards the trials for next years inter provincial age group teams. We have entered seven of our players and hopefully we will get two or more into the teams to represent the province in 2023.

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