Spectators are encouraged to come support the four best U16 tennis players in action against Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the International Club Africa Junior Challenge at the Gauteng East Benoni Tennis Headquarters from 2–4 September.
The tournament will be a three-way Round Robin format event and each team will comprise two boys and two girls, who will play three matches each.
The winning team will represent the continent of Africa, and will travel to Adelaide, Australia, in January 2012 to participate in the IC Challenge World U/17 Finals, played between the winning countries of six continents.
The International Club of South Africa is one of 38 International Clubs worldwide whose aims and objectives are to foster friendship and sportsmanship in international tennis.
The International Club’s motto of ‘hands across the net, friendship across the ocean’ embodies their ideals of good sportsmanship and camaraderie in tennis at all levels of the game.
“This event gives young players the chance to compete at an international level, to broaden their experience of playing at this top level, and it gives them the opportunity to represent their country at a world-class event,” says Lorna Krog, the organiser of the IC Challenge.
“Perhaps it will also give the players the inspiration to go on to achieve greater things in their tennis careers.”
Play starts at 10h00 each day and spectators are welcome to come and watch the action.