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

Three players chosen to represent their province

Three players chosen to represent their province

It was a case of on, then off now it is on again!

Such has been the effect of Covid that Tennis SA were forced to postpone the SA Schools inter provincial tournament until the end of September but with the government downgrading us to level 3, the event was re-instated for this coming weekend. It normally would see all 11 provinces competing at one venue, but to minimise the risks and to reduce travelling, it has been regonalized with the inland provinces meeting in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Although this is not like a normal inter provincial we are not living in “normal” times but at least the kids get the opportunity to play competitive tennis and represent their province and obtain their colours. Originally, we had four of our development players selected to play for Gauteng East, but one suffered a broken arm playing football and had to withdraw.

We were able to supply additional kit to the three players where they were in need to ensure that they were fully equipped for the event. The picture shows our three “stars” Thando Xolo, Nkosikhona Ubisi standing and Wandile Tshabalala in front together with their coach Michael Lelosa.

We congratulate them on their selection and wish them all the very best as they step up to another level in their tennis career.

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