#TuksSport: Q&A interview with student head coach, Blaise Izungu and his appreciation message to TuksTennis
Posted on March 23, 2021
Blaise Izungu is a Student Head Coach & Assistant Academy Coach at TuksTennis.
From 2014 to 2016, he served as an Assessor for the USSA Tennis Executive Committee and member of the USSA National Team Selection Panel. At the beginning of 2020, he was appointed Tournament Director of USSA...
#TuksTennis: Evans Maripa cannot wait to hit the "sweet spot" during a major tournament
Posted on February 20, 2021
Evans Maripa arguably has one of the best forehands in international wheelchair tennis.
The Tuks based player’s biggest regret last year was never getting an opportunity to hit the "sweet spot" seeing an opponent play and miss. 2020 was monotonous. It felt like all he did was go to the...
#TuksSport: Mr Steven Ball, new TuksSport Director wants student-athletes to strive to make a difference
Posted on January 29, 2021
Many years ago, a young boy in Ladysmith loved nothing more than to do all kinds of sports and dive into swimming pools. Like many youngsters, he had hoped to become one of the best.
When he realised early on it would not happen, he did not get discouraged. Through his participation, he had...
#TuksTennis: Tuks player motivated after being on court with tennis legends
Posted on August 04, 2020
There are not many Tuks athletes who at 15 can boast of having rubbed shoulders with two of the legends of international sport. Kagiso Ledwaba can.
#TuksTennis: 19-year old Sikhosana is confident of representing SA at Tokyo Paralympic Games
Posted on July 08, 2020
The 19-year old Alwande Sikhosana is a firm believer that wasting energy on a tennis court is a sin.
#TuksTennis: Maripa confident of being even better on the court at the 2021 Paralympics
Posted on March 31, 2020
The South African wheelchair tennis player, Evans Maripa, believes life is what you make off it that is why he is now more motivated to be at his best during next year's Tokyo Olympic Games.
#TuksTennis: Venter’s international wheelchair tennis ranking improved dramatically
Posted on December 03, 2019
The Tuks based wheelchair tennis player, Mariska Venter, is not lying when she claims to be now twice as good a player as she was in January.
#TuksTennis: Tuks hopes to at long last win USSA Tennis Tournament
Posted on November 20, 2019
The TuksTennis team is hoping it will be third time lucky when they compete next month in the USSA Tournament in Stellenbosch.
#TuksTennis: SA wheelchair tennis players win 6 tournaments in 12 days
Posted on November 12, 2019
Donald Ramphadi, Evans Maripa and Mariska Venter bagged six titles in the last 12 days. They are part of the recently announced Tennis South Africa (TSA) and TuksSport high-performance programme.
TuksSport and Tennis SA team up to give wheelchair tennis talent a boost
Posted on October 29, 2019
Donald Ramphadi is considered to be a rising star in international wheelchair quad tennis, but champions need to train, and of late he has been battling to do so.
#TuksTennis: TSA announces new partnership with Tuks
Posted on October 28, 2019
Tennis South Africa (TSA) and the University of Pretoria (TUKS) have announced an exciting new partnership that sees TuksSport and TuksTennis become the official home for the TSA wheelchair Tennis high performance programme, from November 2019 onwards.
#TuksTennis: Simmonds could be the one to beat during the ITF World Tour Tournament at Tuks
Posted on September 23, 2019
South Africa's Chanel Simmonds will be one of the highest-ranked female players participating from next Monday in the ITF World Tour Tennis event at Tuks.
#TuksTennis: Venter might get to “act out” her dream at the Tokyo Paralympics
Posted on August 19, 2019
The Tuks based wheelchair tennis player, Mariska Venter, seems on track of maybe qualifying to represent South Africa at next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
#TuksTennis: Tuks beach tennis duo impress during World Team Championship
Posted on July 22, 2019
South Africa's national beach tennis team established itself as the best in Africa for the first time by beating Morocco during the recent World Team Championship in Moscow.
#TuksTennis: NEW INTERNATIONAL TENNIS EVENT FOR TSHWANE
Posted on July 12, 2019
The number of international tennis events in South Africa continues to grow with the launch, today, of the new Tennis SA TUKS International – set to take place at the University of Pretoria TuksTennis facility, with the main draw getting underway from the 1st October 2019.
#TuksTennis: Tuks duo win SA women’s beach tennis doubles title
Posted on May 15, 2019
Tuks's women's beach tennis players, Helga Jeske and Kyla Yelverton seem to have finetuned winning tournaments to a fine art.
#TuksTennis: Tuks ends losing streak by winning Sun City Universities Tournament
Posted on April 17, 2019
The TuksTennis team achieved a significant breakthrough over the past weekend when they won the Sun City South African Universities Tennis Tournament.
#TuksTennis: It is third time lucky for Pelser in Tuks tennis final
Posted on March 11, 2019
It turned out to be third time lucky for Reinhard Pelser on Saturday when he won eventually got to win the men’s singles final during the TuksTennis Student Tournament.
#TuksTennis: Tuks tennis players are trying to qualify for the World Beach Games
Posted on March 05, 2019
When beach tennis is mentioned, many would immediately think of people having fun hitting a ball around in sea, sand and sunny conditions.
#TuksTennis: Madema wants TuksTennis players to live their dreams
Posted on January 24, 2019
For Prince Madema coaching tennis at Tuks is all about ensuring his protégés have a fair chance to fulfil their dreams whether it is becoming professional players or just getting the opportunity to study at a university and living a healthy lifestyle playing tennis.