16 December 2016 – At a recent awards ceremony, the Pro Tennis Academy awarded its best young tennis players for their achievements during the PTA tournament series.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, PTA head coach and tournament director, Romeo van Wyk, highlighted the academy’s exceptional performances and the winners of this year’s PTA tournament series that stretched over the entire year with the season finale being played at the beginning of November.
“We can look back at a very successful year. Both the academy and the tennis series have made huge strides forward and we are sure we can continue on this path next year”, van Wyk said.
Tresia Auala was awarded the academy’s most improved female player of the year after improving her game tremendously since joining the PTA at the beginning of the year.
Arnaud Marais is the most improved male player of the year. Marais’ exploits included winning the midi category of the tournament series for a second time in a row.
Dudley Minnie received the prestigious Sportsman of the Year award. Minnie had a great series in the advanced category after coming third after Cleet Farmer and Godwin Husselmann.
Faith Kahuure clinched the Sportswomen of the Year title.
The series top athletes also got their share of trophies. Vaniah Mumba won the mini division ahead of sibling Jaedyn Mumba. Marais got his second price of the evening as winner of the midi category ahead of Samuel Mayinoti and Eila Kambonde.
Delicia Dirkse was in a class of her own in the newly formed intermediate ladies division, beating Faith Kahuure and Melanie D’Alton to the first place.
Randel Kavandje is the winner in the men’s intermediate class, successfully fighting off a late resurgence from Mike Kambonde. The third place went to Christopher Jansen.
Cleet Farmer successfully defended his title in the advanced category beating Godwin Husselmann.