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

SUCCES FOR OUR DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS AT INTER PROVINCIAL LEVEL.

SUCCES FOR OUR DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS AT INTER PROVINCIAL LEVEL.

This year as we all know has not been a normal year. Usually our junior provincial teams will take part in the National inter provincial tournament and also possibly have friendly matches against those provinces close to Gauteng.

Notwithstanding that none of these tournaments and events took place Gauteng East still chose teams so that the players received the recognition in view of their results in the various tournaments and trials that took place during the end of last year and early in 2020 before Covid 19 caused a National lock down from 27 March 2020.

Two of our Vosloorus development players were selected for the teams in their age group and we are proud to show them in their team pictures. Kgomotso Mabote was selected for the Gauteng East under 17 team and is seated first left in the front row whilst Nkoshona Ubisi for the Gauteng East under 15 team and is second from the left in the back row.

This is a great achievement for these players who have benefited from the training and coaching they have received from coach Michael Lelosa over the years.

Two weekends ago they both took part in the trials for the 2021 inter provincial teams and in those trials Kgomotso finished 7th in the singles but acquitted herself extremely well finishing as runner up in the doubles. Nkoshona finished 4th in the singles and was also runner up in the doubles. There will be further trials early in 2021 before the teams are officially chosen but we have high hopes that once again they will be selected to represent their province in the various events in 2021.

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