Smashing action in Richards Bay

Grantleigh School's Chris Johnson pulls off an impressive double-fisted backhand during his round robin game PHOTO;' Richard Springorum

TALENTED local U13 tennis players competed in the King Cetshwayo primary schools tennis trials in Richards Bay on Saturday for a spot in the district side that will compete at the KZN trials in Pietermaritzburg from 23 to 25 February.

With just four spots up for grabs in both the boys’ and girls’ sections, players had to up their game to cement their spot in the 2018 team, which resulted in a high calibre of tennis being played on the day.

Grantleigh Schools’ Alex van Eeden and Felixton College’s Simon Scherzer shared a photo moment together before taking each other on in a round robin game
PHOTO: Richard Springorum

Players were divided into four groups and followed a round robin format, contesting the best of nine games per match.

The top two players from each group went through to the play-offs and contested for the final four spots in each category.

The high school (U19) trials will take place on Saturday (3 February) in Richards Bay.

Kwazibone Primary’s Lehloholo Tshabala with a great return shot down the line
PHOTO: Richard Springorum

Action is scheduled to get underway from 8am.

The squad that gets selected there will attend the KZN trials in Durban from 1 to 4 March.

Players wanting to compete in these trials and needing further information can contact Petro Norval on 082 6851738.

eSikhawini Primary School’s Sanele Nkosi returns a serve with a powerful forehand down the tram line
PHOTO: Richard Springorum

Catch the Zululand Observer Weekend edition for primary school team announcement and more photos.

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Richard Springorum
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