Top ITF junior players to serve up tennis spectacular

The tennis courts on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University (NWU) will once again play host to some of the world’s top junior players when two ITF J100 tournaments serve their first volleys on 26 February.

ITF is an acronym for the International Tennis Federation, which is the governing body of world tennis.

The tournaments, the last of which will conclude on 8 March, will once again showcase the NWU’s world-class facilities and underline why the university is the preferred destination for international athletes and events.

“This is a very special, prestigious tournament. The best young tennis players in the world are going to be here, and events such as these always garner a lot of international attention. The NWU is also one of the few tennis hubs in the world that boasts hard courts, grass courts and red-clay courts. This makes us unique, and together with our Sports Village and High Performance Institute for Sport, we tick all the boxes for the ITF’s needs,” say Jak Janse van Vuuren, tournament liaison.

According to Riaan Venter, the NWU’s head tennis coach, it is an event not to be missed: “If you enjoy tennis of the highest quality, then the J100 will be right up your alley. I also want to express my gratitude to all involved for making this event a reality. It takes a dedicated effort to host such an event, and of that I am proud. Hosting an ITF event once again reaffirms the continuous faith the tennis world has in our capabilities.”

Submitted on Mon, 02/12/2024 - 12:28