11 Feb 2015 13:10pm
WINDHOEK, 11 FEB (NAMPA) Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) wants to get children out of their homes to do outdoor sports activities and get fit.
Romeo van Wyk, the PTA's director and head coach, told Nampa on Wednesday that the aim of hosting the PTA Tennis Series is to encourage and motivate children to improve their tennis skills in order for them to reach higher levels in the sport.
The PTA Tennis Series hosted its first tournament of the year last weekend at the tennis fields of the Windhoek High School (WHS) in the capital.
The tournament involved children from the age of six and up.
Van Wyk said in a statement that the newcomer in the Intermediate category, Melissa Khupe, was the stand-out player of the day.
He said Khupe set up some great performances to edge past established players like Cleet Farmer, who had to settle for second place, while Taimi Nashiku came in third.
Mike Kambonde came out tops in the Beginners division.
The talented youngster from Windhoek secured the overall third place in this division during last years edition, and it seems that it was just a first glimpse of what he is capable of, enthused the coach.
The second place went to Megano Sheeya, and third place to Appollus.
At this tournament, all participants collected points for the PTA tennis ranking once again, and throughout the series, players accumulate ranking points on a 12-month rolling basis, with great prizes for the overall winners of the various playing categories up for grabs at the end of the year, he noted.
The next PTA Tennis Series' tournament will be on 06 and 07 March 2015.
The results of the other category are:
1. Eila Kamonde
2. Jamilla Hungamo
3. Jozikee Tjaimba