Tennis players from Gauteng’s independent schools descended on the Sun City tennis complex for the 7th edition of the annual Private Schools Tennis Tournament last weekend. Seventeen schools competed this year, fielding 30 teams between them.
St Benedict’s College, Bedfordview and and St Mary’s, Waverley successfully defended their respective Boys A and Girls A sectional titles. It was St Benedict’s third consecutive title defence, while St Mary’s won the girls’ crown for the second year in a row.
- Boys under 13 section winners: St Stithians Boys’ Prep
- Boys B Section: Merrifield College
- Girls B Section: St Teresa’s Convent
Player of the tournament awards were given to:
- Boys under 13: Justin Liebenberg (St Stithians)
- Boys B Section: Josh King (Merrifield College)
- Girls B Section: Jenny Goosen (St Teresa’s)
- Girls A Section: Alison Sanders (St Mary’s)
- Boys A Section: Ryan Laubser (St Benedict’s)
The annual Wayne Ferreira Challenge Tennis Tournament hosted by Parktown Boys High school was held last week. The tournament is named after Wayne Ferreira, a Parktown old boy who was a top-ranked international player and who still holds the international record for playing in the most consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
Eight schools competed, including newcomers Curro Durbanville from Cape Town, who took the title in the end, beating Durban’s Glenwood Boys’ 5-2 in the final.
The defending champions, Hoerskool Stellenbosch, were eliminated in the semi-final stage by the eventual winners, while Glenwood beat St Benedict’s in the other semi.
The Curro Durbanville team comprised: Rudi van der Merwe, Okkie Kellerman, Kris van Wyk, Anthony Scholtz, Francois Kellerman, JD Malan and Calvin Jordaan. Elizma Schoonees was Coach.
- Curro Durbanville
- Glenwood Boys’ High
- St Benedict’s College
- Hoerskool Stellenbosch
- HTS Middelburg
- King Edward VII
- St Stithians
- Parktown Boys’ High