Three local tennis tournaments to look forward to

2009-11-20 00:00

THERE is a lot to look forward to for junior and senior tennis players and fans over the next two months.

The 2010 Braaiketts Junior and Senior KZN Open Tennis Tournament takes place at Kershaw Park from January 6 to 10, while the Mndeni Meats tournament next month and the Greytown Pannar tournament, which follows the Braaiketts, are also highlights on the midlands calendar.

The Braaiketts event boasts a bumper R80 000 in prize money, which is the highest number for a “local” tournament in the country. The tournament covers boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles in the U8 to U18 age groups.

Closing date for entries, at R190 per player, is December 31. For more information, contact Lorraine at 033 342 1338 or Hilary at 082 553 2971.

The Mndeni Meats Tennis Tournament takes place from December 14 to 16 at the Epworth and Varsity courts at an entry fee of R150 per player.

Closing date for entries is December 10. To enter, call Derek Brown at 083 228 9243 or fax 086 513 9335 or Brett Crabtree at 083 310 1023.

Age groups catered for are from U10 through to U18. There will be no mixed doubles.

The Greytown Pannar Tennis Tournament takes place from January 15 to 17.

Mixed doubles will be played and the age groups are from U8 to U18. The entry fee is R150 and entries close on January 14. To enter, contact Derek Brown at 083 228 9243 or fax 086 513 9335.

Meanwhile, tickets for the South African Tennis Open tournament to be played at Montecasino in Johannesburg from February 1 to 7 are on sale at Computicket at prices ranging from R25 to R200.

This ATP World Tour Series 250 tournament, which already has a confirmed entrant in world number 13 Gael Monfils of France, carries R3,5 million in prize money.

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