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

VOSLOORUS NEXT GEN TAKES SHAPE

VOSLOORUS NEXT GEN TAKES SHAPE

We have come to the time when our two top boys now move out of the junior ranks and into senior tennis. So the hunt is on for our own version of the “next gen.”

We have a young boy, Nkosikhona Ubisi who has just turned 14 and looks as though he could be our next most promising player. He started playing tennis at the age of 9 being coached by Michael Lelosa at Vosloorus. He has already represented Gauteng East High Schools at inter provincial tournaments for the past two years. The President of Gauteng East Tennis Association, Ken Smith and the High School team coach, Desire Wilson both speak highly of him. Ken Smith said “he is well liked by all the other team members and is the first to put his hand when help is needed. With the right coaching he could well become a very useful player.”

Nkosikhona played in the Gauteng East junior closed tournament and finished a very creditable third and in the recent Soweto junior event was runner up.

He currently goes to school in the Vosloorus Township but is looking to see if a scholarship can be obtained to go to one of the High schools in the nearby town.

He is entered into the Tennis South Africa tournament next week and in 2020 we plan to accelerate his tournament play in other bigger tournaments. His personality and manner lead us to believe that with the correct handling Nkosikhona could emulate the achievements of Sanele Saul our former top junior. Along with the two 14 year old girls, Kgomotso Santos and Kgomotso Mabote these three will be given the opportunity next year to play higher quality events to aid their tennis development.

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