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Tennis aces served with awards

Tennis aces served with awards
The overall winner of the intermediate category and the Academies Sportsman of the year, Mike Kambonde (left), receives his award from PTA Director and Head Coach Romeo van Wyk.

The overall winner of the intermediate category and the Academies Sportsman of the year, Mike Kambonde (left), receives his award from PTA Director and Head Coach Romeo van Wyk.

The organisers of the Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) have awarded their top performers of their tennis series at the official closing ceremony last week Windhoek.
The PTA Tennis Series came to a close at the beginning of November after eight highly entertaining tournaments throughout the year. The series is unique to Namibia, as participants play according to your skill level rather than their age.
First up, the winners of the various playing categories received the prizes for their exceptional performances throughout the year.
In the mini division, there was no stopping Arnaud Marais who took the overall well ahead of the rest of the field. The second place went to Elysandro Hausiku, while Morgan Gaomab came in third.
The midi division saw an extremely tight race between Eila Kambonde and Jamilla Hungamo. The swapped places on top of the log with almost every tournament. As the series wore on, Kambonde started to get an upper and never looked back, clinching the top spot ahead of Hungamo and Jozikee Tjaimba.
An equally intense battle unfolded in the beginners division between Delicia Dirkse and Faith Kahuure. Eventually, Dirkse managed to take the title with the slightest of margins. Hendrina Apollus came in third.
At the event, not only were the winners handed handsome awards, but Nicole Petersen was chosen as the most improved female, while Dudley Minnie received the accolade as most improved male. These prices were handed-out form the Academy and not based on the series.
Meanwhile, Delicia Dirkse and and Mike Kambonde, on the other hand, were acknowledged as Sportswoman and Sportsman of the academy of the year respectively.

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