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Qualified teams confirmed for the KIA SA Beach Tennis Nationals tournament

KZN (Women)
Posted: May 10, 2019 at 4:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

First-ever national beach tennis championship set to take place at Badplaas this weekend
(JOHANNESBURG) 9 May 2019 – Over 130 beach tennis players participated in the regional qualifying events across four provinces to book their places in the inaugural KIA SA Beach Tennis Nationals tournament to be staged at Badplaas Forever Resort in Mpumalanga this coming weekend.

Qualifying events took place over the past two weekends at St. Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, North Beach in KwaZulu-Natal, and Camps Bay in the Western Cape, with the last event in Gauteng hosted at the Pretoria Country Club on Sunday.

Some of the notable players who took part in the events include Lynn Kiro, former South African no. 2 ranked junior girls tennis ace, Jackie Booth, Seniors Individual Silver medallist in 45+ age group, Lucinda Gibbs, former Fed Cup member and professional player, and Michael de Jongh, former professional tennis player and coach of Amanda Coetzer.

Frans Ledwaba, Ryan Brookshaw, Helga Jeske and Kyla Yelverton, all members of last year’s team who represented South Africa in the ITF World Team Championships in Russia were also in the mix.

The KIA Motors South Africa sponsored tournament will consist of eight men’s and women’s doubles teams battling it out for the national title, with the winners continuing to the World Team Championships, set to take place in Russia, as South Africa’s representatives in July.

The qualified teams for the KIA Beach Tennis National Championships are:

WESTERN CAPE

Men

  • Luke Gedult
  • Courtney Swartz
  • Jody Claasen
  • Kyler Hugo

Women

  • Makayla Loubser
  • Jackie Booth
  • Lucinda Gibbs
  • Lynn Kiro

EASTERN CAPE

Men

  • Walter Eksteen
  • Deandre Dreyer
  • Luan Cloete
  • Dean Brooker

Women

  • Carla Muller
  • Ilze Stapelberg
  • Mikayal Helm
  • Karisma Kalitz

KWAZULU-NATAL

Men

  • Jayson Jordaan
  • Tom Macquet
  • Bruce Young
  • Wayne Manning

Women

  • Fiona Grandin
  • Pam Haywood
  • Lettica Venter
  • Camilla Hartmann

GAUTENG

Men

  • Ryan Brookshaw
  • Michael de Jongh
  • Lionel Jarrard
  • Frans Ledwaba

Women

  • Kyla Yelverton
  • Annamarie Lotz
  • Helga Jeske
  • Ronel Louw

The official hashtag of the tournament is #KIABeachTennis

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