Constable excels in tennis

2016-11-09 06:01
Tshidi Xaba displays the accolades she won. Photo: Supplied

Tshidi Xaba displays the accolades she won. Photo: Supplied

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Tennis-playing policewoman Tshidi Xaba continues rising to the top in the game.

She scooped the sports star of the year award at the Free State police excellence awards function held recently at Kopano Nokeng, Bloemfontein.

The accolade added to the numerous awards in the cabinet of Const. Xaba, affectionately known as Ndo.

She was named the deserving winner in absentia. Xaba, who is attached to the Thabong police cluster in Welkom, was on tour with the police national tennis team in Cape Town where they took part in a competition.

Her prize included a trophy, a certificate, a laptop and a voucher.

The award placed Xaba among the policemen and -women who excel in sports while also performing their normal daily policing duties.

Xaba said her focus on activities had helped her to be mentally strong.

“Getting involved in sports activities helps to sharpen minds. Do not only focus on work and household commitments. There are many opportunities for women, young and old, to choose from.

“If they can just get out of their cocoons and participate in extramural activities, they will achieve a fulfilling life and be the best,” she advised.

Xaba is the current national tennis champion in the women’s single (35+) and doubles.

“All of this would not have been possible without the support I receive from my spouse and my parents, Ntshieng and Maria Thabe. I’m thankful for their support and my colleagues, teammates and Past. Alph Lukau. I thank my God for giving me talent, wisdom and strength,” said Xaba.

Brig. Nikiwe Hoaeane, station commander of the Thabong cluster, commended Xaba on her achievements and said she was a role model.

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