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

TWO VOSLOORUS PLAYERS CHOSEN TO REPRESENT GAUTENG EAST

TWO VOSLOORUS PLAYERS CHOSEN TO REPRESENT GAUTENG EAST

Following the trials that took place over the weekend, two of our Vosloorus development players have been chosen to represent Gauteng East in the forthcoming SA Schools tournament to be held in Pretoria from 9-13 April.

Kgomotso Mabote will play in the girls under 19 team whilst Nkosikhona Ubisi will be playing in the under 15 boys team. This is a just reward for the effort and dedication that both have shown over the past two years to improve their game to the level that they can now represent their province. From this tournament an SA schools is traditionally chosen to tour England just before the Wimbledon Championships. Part of that tour includes the first Monday at Wimbledon.

Players from Vosloorus have represented Gauteng East each year since 2015 and it shows the improvement of the talent that has been identified there over the years and is a tribute to the quality coaching they have received from Michael Lelosa.

We wish both players the very best of luck for the SA schools tournament and are sure that they will do Vosloorus and their province proud.

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