Boksburg/Benoni Primary Schools Tennis League serves up serious talent

The Boksburg/Benoni Primary Schools A-League tennis winners of 2018 are Ashton College A. Seen here are, back (from left): Carlouw Thompson (league organiser), Jadyn Chetty, Gertie Testa (Ashton Junior College principal). Front: Desiré Wilson (league organiser), Arron van Eck, Sarah Moyo and Baatile Modise.

The Boksburg/Benoni Primary Schools Tennis League season ended with a prize-giving at the Gauteng East Complex recently.

The 2018 league had 154 players entered from 13 schools with 33 teams having played in the A, B, C and D leagues.

Gauteng East Tennis Association (GETA) president Ken Smith’s vision is for all leagues in the Gauteng East area to be affiliated to the Gauteng East provincial body and for schools’ tennis to develop and improve.

League organisers Desiré Wilson and Carlouw Thompson are excited about how the league has grown in their second year of running the league.

Their goal is to have a professional, well-run league.

They would like to see more interest from the schools in tennis and more schools in the Boksburg/Benoni area to play in the Gauteng East affiliated league.

League results are:

A-League: 1 Ashton College A, 2 Farrarmere Primary School A.

Top Girl Performer A1 group: Sarah Moyo (Ashton College A),

Top Boy Performer A1 group: Arron van Eck (Ashton College A),

Top Doubles Team A1 group: Sarah Moyo and Arron van Eck (Ashton College A),

Top Girl Performer A2 group: Jenna Feiertag (Farrarmere Primary A),

Top Boy Performer A2 group: Zander de Jager (Laerskool Oosterkruin A),

Top Doubles Team A2 group: Pieta Loubser and George Piek (Laerskool Baanbreker A).

B-League: 1 Laerskool Baanbreker C, 2 Farrarmere Primary B.

Top Girl Performer B1 group: Leandré Botha (Laerskool Baanbreker C),

Top Boy Performer B1 group: Jordan Niemand (Laerskool Baanbreker C),

Top Doubles Team B1 group: Tyronne Knoetze and Kaeden Naidu (Tom Newby Primary School C),

Top Girl Performer B2 group: Courtney Postma (Farrarmere Primary B),

Top Boy Performer B2 group: Marco Squara (Ashton College B),

Top Doubles Team B2 group: Adam Lacy and Courtney Postma (Farrarmere Primary B).

C-League: 1 Farrarmere Primary C, 2 Ashton College C.

Top Girl Performer: Hannah Jordaan (Laerskool Baanbreker D),

Top Boy Performer: Jamie Jukes (Farrarmere Primary C),

Top Doubles Team: Wian van der Merwe and Hannah Jordaan (Laerskool Baanbreker D).

D-League: 1 Summerfields Primary C, 2 Laerskool Northmead C.

Top Girl Performer: Angelika Stelzer (Summerfields C),

Top Boy Performer: Aryan Dhaya (Summerfields C),

Top Doubles Team: Cullen Posthumus and Arno Geyer (Northmead C).

Selected Boksburg/Benoni girls’ team: Mia Enslin (Laerskool Oosterkruin A), Jenna Feiertag (Farrarmere Primary A), Gizelle Jordaan (Laerskool Baanbreker B), Sarah Moyo (Ashton College A), Anna Piper (Farrarmere Primary A), Tya Schultz (Laerskool Northmead A), Duné Visser (Laerskool Westwood A).

Selected Boksburg/Benoni boys’ team: Aidan Blaauw (Laerskool Baanbreker A), Zander de Jager (Laerskool Oosterkruin A), Julian Lee (Farrarmere Primary A), Thinus Marais (Laerskool Rynfield A), Kaeden Posthumus (Laerskool Northmead A), Theuhan van Dyk (Laerskool Baanbreker A), Arron van Eck (Ashton College A).

Wilson and Thompson are organising a One Day Super Doubles League at the start of Term Four.

Any interested schools and players can contact Wilson on 082 926 6483.

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