The International Tennis Club of Australia - the IC - is Australia’s player alumni.
Our Club was created in 1951 to preserve friendships and promote goodwill between players and countries, upholding values of sportsmanship and fair play, with Australia’s legendary champions Adrian Quist and Frank Sedgman two of the driving forces.
Today, the IC upholds those same values, bringing current and former players together, organising events in Australia and internationally with our 40 worldwide counterparts, keeping the tennis family connected, providing tennis, social opportunities and giving back to the game.
The IC’s purpose is to enrich the lives of former tennis players.
Beyond the Tour is an initiative of the IC Australia, assisting retiring and retired players transition to life after the tennis tour, with advice, practical support, networking and a helping hand.
We also encourage the current player group to think about what life might look like Beyond the Tour.
If you’re a current or former pro player, we hope to see you soon as a Member of the IC, our tennis family.
Following the initial trials held in November which doubled as the Gauteng East Closed tournament, we had players invited back to play in the second series of matches to determine the inter provincial teams at under 13, under 15 and under 19. This year, with Covid having reduced considerably, they are able to have all eleven provinces together, some in Bloemfontein and the others in Pretoria.
I am delighted to say that three of our players have been selected to play, one of them for the first time that she will have received provincial colours.
Mpumi Hlatswayo has been chosen for the under 13 team and this marks a step forward for her as it will be her first appearance. Mpumi featured well in the first series of trials and endorsed this with her play in the second set of trials.
Thando Xolo represented the province last year at under 13 level but has now been chosen at under 15 and as that is her first year in the new age group, it is a just reward for her play throughout the whole of 2021. Thando was undoubtedly our standout player of the year with the results she achieved in the various tournaments.
Nkosikhona Ubisi has again been chosen for the under 19 team, this for the second year in a row. He is our top boy player and as this is his last year at junior level, he can sign off in high spirits.
The tournament takes place over four days from 18 March, and we not only congratulate these players on being chosen, but wish them every success at the tournament.
For more information see the IC South Africa website.
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