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.



Philanthropy News



In keeping with our plan to introduce players to tournament play, we entered eight into the one day event organized by Gauteng East Tennis Association in Benoni today. Three were playing at tournament level for the first time and coupled with this we also took along some of the new members of our coaching group so they could see what happens at an event.

This is a day whereby they play a round robin so are assured of playing five matches in a round robin group of six. To our mind all become winners having competed and at no time do we take note of win/loss ratios as for most this is the early stage of their development which in time will hopefully lead to them becoming fully fledged tournament players.

What was so good this time was the advent of spectators being allowed inside the venue following us having been downgraded to Level 1 for the pandemic. It became more like days of old when families could follow the progress of their off spring and being a Public Holiday in South Africa (Heritage Day) there was a positively friendly atmosphere within the grounds.

Again we applaud the efforts of the Gauteng East Tennis Association in hosting days such as this in order that we can spread the net wider for future tournament players who in turn, will hopefully become regulars not only on the tournament circuit, but also part and parcel of the Provincial squad and later represent the Province in matches.

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