Vosloorus Project

Sport is a great uniform of life - it takes us out of our everyday existence, brings us all together on a "level playing field" and shows us the opportunities we can mould for ourselves through application. 

By focusing our attention on less advantaged communities, the IC’s Philanthropy Programme hopes to give those children an alternative focus to the streets and their inherent dangers of drugs, crime and negative peer pressure. Through tennis, and the dedication and structure it provides, we hope the children in our projects will learn basics such as commitment, self-esteem, respect for fellow players, physical fitness, the benefit of nutrition and how to play by the rules of fairness - all wrapped-up in an overall feeling of fun and enjoyment.

The IC’s first charitable development programme was co-organized in Burundi by the IC of Luxembourg in 2009 with Sport Sans Frontières and the ITF.  The IC Philanthropy committee is currently supporting 10 socially uplifting programmes.   Each programme is administered by one of the IC member countries.  Please click here to find out more.

Our activities are in line with the modern IC’s Mission Statement which includes: “promoting the growth of tennis by, among other things, encouraging participation of the young and the less advantaged”. Our projects in Vosloorus (near Johannesburg) and Kenton-on-Sea (near Port Elizabeth) provide the IC SA with perfect opportunities to put something back into the game which has given us so much.

Involvement in a programme such as this allows them to make new friends, learn how to follow rules, achieve personal goals, improve their self-esteem and stay off the streets.

We hope that for some this opportunity could be life-changing!

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Philanthropy News

A bit of history at Vosloorus

A bit of history at Vosloorus

Another step forward for the Vosloorus Tennis Club as for the first time in their history they took part in the Gauteng East winter league and played against Heidelburg Tennis club situated some 40 kms south of Vosloorus.

The pleasing aspect was that of the team of four men, two were our top junior players last year, Senele and Thabang and a third was our current best under 18 player Nkosikhona Ubisi. Although Vosloorus lost the match, Senele and Thabang had an excellent doubles result winning their match 9-3.

The fact that the club has now entered a team into the winter league, will mean that their younger players will now have a greater opportunity to advance their game. Both Senele and Thabang, although out of junior ranks, are a product of the IC development program and the league competition will ensure steady progress in their game. Nkosikhona will now have the chance to pit his skills against senior players in the province and will aid his progress whilst still playing junior tournaments.

One of the club members runs a restaurant in Vosloorus and the players were able to go there after the match for lunch.

Now the next step is to get a ladies team playing league that will, hopefully, be in the near future.

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