Namibia PTA Tennis Series in action this weekend

WINDHOEK: The Namibia Pro Tennis Academy’s (PTA) Tennis Series will be back in action this coming weekend.

Speaking to Nampa here on Monday, PTA Director and Head Coach Romeo van Wyk said the tournament will kick-off on Friday with children from the age of five to nine years, while the rest of the categories will be in action on Saturday.

The PTA Tennis Series is hosted every month but the tournament did not take place in April due to school holidays.

The series will resume with a two-day tournament at the Windhoek High School (WHS) tennis courts at the weekend.

Van Wyk said the tournament is the only event in Namibia where participants battle it out according to their set of skills rather than their age.

“Most of the kids enjoy this tournament and we love their attitude towards it,” he said.

He said action is guaranteed in the mini category where Eila Kambonde and Jamilla Hungamo are putting up a great rivalry since the beginning of the year.

In February, it was Kambonde who took top honours but a month later, Hungamo kept an upper hand to be crowned the winner.

In the beginner’s category, Mike Kambonde is expected to continue his dominance as the defending champion in that category, having won the first two tournaments of this year.

“However, Kambonde can’t be too complacent as the likes of Faith Kahuure, Delicia Dirkse and Megano Sheeya are sure to give him some competition,” he stated.

Van Wyk said, more intense tennis action can be expected for the intermediate category where Brandon Maasdorp and Lorentz Kotze drew the last tournament.

Entries for the competition are open until Wednesday 20 May 2015.