Guest Contributor | Jan 17, 2023 | 0
Third PTA tennis tourney served
The Windhoek High School (WHS) Tennis Courts were once again a buzz last weekend when some of Namibia’s most promising tennis aces went head to head in the heart of Windhoek at the third PTA Tennis Series tournament of the season.
After the two opening events February and March, the amount of players as well the level of play had increased dramatically and last weekend was no different.
Although the intermediate boys and girls have separate rankings since this year due to the immense influx of players, they played against each other over the weekend the better the competition amongst the players. They were, however, ranked separately as usual.
Despite the bigger number of opponents, Christopher Jansen was once again the stand-out player as he took his third win in a row. There seems to be no stopping the youngster from Windhoek. Randel Kavandje held onto the second place once again to stay in contention for the overall win but he needs to be careful that Jansen doesn’t build up a too big of a gap at the top.
Thanks to another strong showing, Faith Kahuure emerged as the number one girl in the intermediate division again. Just like Jansen, she now has a somewhat comfortable lead at the top but nothing has been decided just yet as Delicia Dirkse held onto second place again to stay in the game.
With Eila Kambonde out of the picture the weekend because of other commitments, Arnaud Marais emerged the winner in the Midi category. Samuel Mayinoti secured the second place.
Thanks to their exploits and the absence of Kambonde, Marais and Mayinoti closed the gap at the top making the constellation ever so interesting.
In the Advanced category Cleet Farmer took his third win in a row. The defending champion edged past Godwin Husselmann and Brandon Maasdorp to take the win and build on his lead on top.
Next month will be exciting for the Academy as Coach van Wyk will be traveling to Hilton Head Island in the United States of America to visit the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy to attend the Doubles and Adults Coaching Clinics. He will also have the opportunity to shadow and coach with professional coaches at the academy.
Currently the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy features coaches such as Elizma Nortje from Namibia and Wayne Ferreira from South Africa.