KTS Ladder concludes with exciting matches

A thriving Swakopmund tennis scene
The Ladder has not only provided a platform for competitive matches but has also cultivated a strong sense of community and sportsmanship.
Sports Reporter
The recently concluded Kallie’s Tennis School (KTS) Ladder tennis event saw Antonio Tchivanda and Natalia 'Tia' Ouses win the overall title in the men's and women's sections, respectively. Tchivanda beat JP Huish 7,6;6,3 in the finals to claim the overall title, with Ouses rising above Dorette Pretorious with a 6,0;6,2 score for the overall win.

Kallie Heese, event organiser and coach, said Tchivanda displayed outstanding skills and commitment to the game and got a well-deserved top spot in the ‘Ladder’.

He added that Ouses also displayed exceptional prowess and perseverance.

The event saw a total of N$23 000 worth of prizes.

Tchivanda scooped a voucher worth N$7 200 at Moon Mountain Lodge, whereas Ouses secured a N$4 500 voucher at Go Gravel.



A bright future for tennis

The competition saw 40 players compete in over 100 matches, creating a lively and dynamic tennis scene in the town. According to Heese, this revealed the talent and potential of several development players, which indicates a bright future for Swakopmund tennis. “The KTS Tennis Ladder wrapped up with a bang, celebrating a remarkable achievement for the sport in Swakopmund.”

The competition has been instrumental in sparking a tennis craze in Swakopmund. Their success stems from their ability to offer a challenging and rewarding platform for players of all ages, skills and abilities. This consequently promotes participation and fosters a sense of friendship among the tennis community.

Heese expressed his immense satisfaction with the event's outcome.

He said they are delighted with the positive response and passion shown by the players. The Ladder has not only provided a platform for competitive matches but has also cultivated a strong sense of community and sportsmanship. “Our success reflects the growing passion for tennis in Swakopmund.”

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