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!

Please watch the videos about our existing projects.

Vosloorus

Kenton-on-Sea

Philanthropy News

PLAY & STAY FOR THE BEGINNERS

PLAY & 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.

In all 25 players took part in two sessions of play being coached in the formative stages of their training but mainly to let them have some fun, mix with other children and let them have a feel of the racket on the ball. Obviously there were no “winners and losers” but in fact they were all winners as they took part in this initiative.

It proved to be a very worthwhile exercise and something that whenever we get interest shown by the new comers whatever their age may be, that this type of starting point is ideal. Hopefully in 2021 we can expand on this and have similar sessions for tomorrows, hopefully, stars of the game.

With the club at Vosloorus having now been fully constituted and become an affiliate to Gauteng East Tennis Association as well as Tennis SA, the number of parents with small children has increased and this is an off shoot of the formalization of the club.

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