Kgothatso Montjane and Mariska Venter to Represent SA at World Team Cup in Turkey

Global wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane, who won the French Open and US Open doubles titles last year and is currently ranked seventh in the world, will lead the women’s team at the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Turkey. Photo: International Tennis Federation

Centurion, South Africa, 2 May, 2024 – Tennis South Africa have announced that Japan Open doubles champ Kgothatso Montjane and Africa number three Mariska Venter will represent South Africa at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Turkey from 7-12 May, 2024.

The combined national squad will consist of four teams of two players each competing in the men’s and women’s divisions, as well as the quad and junior boys’ categories.

The powerful women’s team will feature global star Kgothatso Montjane, who won the French Open and US Open doubles titles last year and is currently ranked seventh in the world, as well as Mariska Venter, who is ranked third in Africa.

“The Paralympics is around the corner, in September, and this is an opportunity for all our players to prepare well because most of the individuals that will be participating in the Paralympics will be part of this World Team Cup,” said SA team manager Patrick Selepe.

“We’re looking forward to competing among the best and playing our best.”

Tennis SA Team Manager, Patrick Selepe

This year, 44 teams representing 21 countries will vie for victory in various draws, including 16 teams in the men’s draw, 12 in the women’s, eight in the quad, and eight in the junior draw. The BNP Paribas World Team Cup stands as the ITF’s flagship event in Wheelchair Tennis and is recognised as the pinnacle of the sport.

The tournament serves as the ITF’s primary team wheelchair tennis event leading up to the Paralympics, offering a unique platform to showcase talent and the journey of competing players en route to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

Women Members of SA Team

Kgothatso Montjane
Mariska Venter


Original Copy: Tennis SA, with editing by gsport

Main Photo Caption: Global wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane, who won the French Open and US Open doubles titles last year and is currently ranked seventh in the world, will lead the women’s team at the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Turkey. Photo: International Tennis Federation

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