The University of Pretoria, one of Africa’s foremost research universities, is a world-class institution where academic and sporting excellence is non-negotiable.
As a people-oriented institution, we focus on developing students to become fully integrated individuals – be it academically or on the sports field.
TuksSport, the Sport Department of the University of Pretoria, has positioned itself, both locally and internationally, as a leader in the fields of participation in sport and managing and coaching sport.
TuksSport offers a professional home for athletes and volunteers who participate in our programmes. As a catalyst for the development of sport, TuksSport adds value and contributes towards sustainable sport programmes for the broader South African community.
TuksSport not only focuses on top performers but also on club contestants and recreational participants. It provides a comprehensive, high-performance support programme for all athletes participating in both national and international level. The high-performance programme provides services that range from scientific and medical, sports testing, fitness, technical and tactical expertise, sports injuries and sport psychology support.
With more than 30 sports clubs, TuksSport offers a home for dedicated sports people but also creates an atmosphere for students to participate in a fun-filled and secure environment. In collaboration with the Student Sport Committee, TuksSport accommodates 9 000 participants per week throughout the year.
TuksSport focuses strategically on the following sport codes: Athletics, Cricket, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Swimming and Tennis.
The following sports are offered on a secondary level: Aikido, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Canoe, Cheerleading, Chess, Cycling, Dance, Exploratio, Fencing, Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Lifesaving, MindSport, Orienteering, Rowing, Softball, Taekwondo, Trampoline, Triathlon, Ultimate, UnderwaterHockey, Volleyball, Waterpolo and Wrestling. Lately, Kayaking and CueSport were added to the long list of sports on offer.