Fifth PTA Tennis Series tournament this weekend

14 Jul 2014 11:50am
WINDHOEK, 14 JUL (NAMPA) - The Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) will host its fifth tournament of the PTA Tennis Series this coming weekend.
The PTA is a Windhoek-based developmental tennis academy, which trains tennis players. At the end of every month, they compete against each other in different categories, or compete against other tennis academies in the country.
A statement availed to Nampa by the PTA on Monday said the tournament is scheduled to get underway on Friday at 14h00 on the tennis courts of the Windhoek High School (WHS) in the capital.
It continues on Saturday at 08h00.
Coming just two weeks after the last event, which saw some major upsets, the organisers are confident that this weekend will see the same quality unfold.
At the last event, Stefan Weitz claimed his first win of the season in the ‘mini’-category for players aged between eight and 13.
He is considered to be one of the hot favourites come Friday afternoon, while Maluci Namwandi and Sakaria Kamukwanyama are also able to give Weitz a run for his money.
In other action, Mike Kambonde will be eager to prove that he left nothing to chance when he took top honours in the ‘midi’-category for the first time two weeks ago.
The ‘midi’-category is for players aged 14 and up.
Kambonde will, however, have to go all out as the pair of Adam Diggle and Beyonce Boois, who had been dominating this division up until Kambonde’s first win, will try their utmost to try and return to winning ways in the capital.
Meanwhile, Randel Kavandje is set to continue his dominance in the beginners’ division.
The talented youngster from Windhoek clinched the first place in this division for the fourth time in a row two weeks ago, making him the overwhelming favourite to win his division in this year’s edition of the PTA Tennis Series.
At this tournament, all participants once again collect points for the PTA Tennis Ranking.
Throughout the series, players accumulate ranking points on a 12-month rolling basis, with prizes up for grabs for the overall winners at the end of the year.
Interested players can enter until Wednesday by contacting Romeo van Wyk at romeo@protennisacademy.com.na.
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