THE annual KFC tennis tournament was played over the weekend at Kershaw Park tennis centre, in Pietermaritzburg, by a full field of budding tennis stars from U8 to U18. The event drew young tennis players from all over KZN in preparation for the coastal tour ending in Cape Town in the coming weeks.The event kicked off with some exhilarating singles matches on Saturday. The players played under extreme conditions, with the on-court temperature touching 40 degrees Celsius. A big thank you to aQuelle for keeping the children hydrated with some refreshing new flavours of their water. The tennis on display was top class, giving the spectators some enthralling matches to watch. The energetic participants played their hearts out and impressed the organiser, Chris Folker from CF Tennis, with their ability, progress and, above all, sportsmanship.Hats off to the Kershaw Park Tennis Centre for their wonderful facilities.Everyone experienced great support from parents, grandparents and family members, which added to this event’s success.Thank you to Bronwyn Taylor from KFC for supporting the sport and keeping tennis alive and thriving in the KZN Midlands. Their contribution of T-shirts and amazing trophies for the players was much appreciated and well received at the prize-giving. SINGLES TROPHY WINNERS: U8 Boys 1st Zac Robertson 2nd Luke MerrickU8 Girls 1st Ruth Hughes 2nd Taylor FosterU10 Boys 1st Eli Clarence 2nd Luke TrelevearnU10 Girls 1st Tessa Moreno 2nd Rebecca ZammitU12 Boys 1st Andre Boshoff 2nd George DennyschenU12 Girls 1st Zahra Dreyer-Ferreira 2nd Georgie MackayU14 Boys 1st Max Robertson 2nd Thomas McKenzieGirls U14 1st Taryn Nadler 2nd Nicola BentleyU18 Boys 1st Joshua Edgar 2nd Keyan GaceU18 Girls 1st Christine Hill 2nd Michaela Seele DOUBLES TROPHY WINNERS: U8 Boys 1st Luke Merrick and Charlie Porter 2nd Zac Greaves and partnerU8 Girls 1st Kelly and Sam BrowningU10 Orange Ball 1st Dustin Dyer and Gary Verbaan 2nd David Volans and Finn MerrickU10 Boys 1st Ethan Maltby and Quarton Potgieter 2nd Tom Browse and Callum FlyU10 Girls 1st Rebecca Zammit and Charles Zammit 2nd Tessa Moreno & Jade van BredaU12 Boys 1st Angus Fyvie and Connor van Heerden 2nd Paul Samouilhan and Henry LoveU12 Girls 1st Sophia Solodovnicova and Zahra Dreyer-Ferreira 2nd Jodie Moreno and Lucy BakerU14 Boys 1st Thomas McKenzie and Max Robertson 2nd Levi Carbutt and Thando TshiliU14 Girls 1st Danica Moss and Taryn Nadler 2nd Georgie Mackay and GraceWardlawU18 Girls 1st Christine Hill and Michaela Seele.