Eighth NTA junior tournament a hit
The National Tennis Association (NTA) teamed up with Trustco to host a very exciting and successful junior tennis tournament.
With a whopping 70 entries and 19 tennis courts, the NTA is proud to host this event each month.
This fantastic initiative increases the profile of tennis and plays a significant role in nurturing sport in Namibia.
Tennis players from under-10 to u-18 impressed the spectators, showing off thrilling tennis skills.
The finals started on Saturday, with Risto Shikongo winning the boys’ u-18 singles title. He beat Oliver Diggle 6-4 and 7-6. Megan Lombardt won the girls’ u-19 singles.
Daneel van der Walt secured first position in the u-16 boys’ competition, with Lorenzo Brinkman in second place, while Albertus Brinkman won the bronze medal.
Raica Coelho, a thirteen-year-old from Windhoek was tough competition for Lisa Yssel in the girl u-16 girls’ event, but Yssel secured the gold with a 6-4 and 6-1 winning score.
Eleven-year-old Adam Diggle won the final round of the u-14 boys’ event, with a convincing victory of 6-4 and 6-3 over Ruben Nel. Juan Kuhn secured third place. The u-14 girls’ also saw some tough competition, but Dominique Theron won the final against Hayley Kidd with a score of 6-4 and 6-1. Vimbayi Musavengana ended in third place.
Ten-year-old Lian Kuhn surprised to seal victory with a score of 6-4, 1-6 and 6-4 over Ruben Yssel in the u-12 boys’ final.
Ruan Calitz took third place. Ayanda Basson, also a ten-year-old, won the gold medal with a comfortable win over Karla Terblanche in the final of the u-12 girls’ section. Odysia Karaerua walked away with the bronze medal.
The boys and girls u-10 players were in it to win it and Mimi Moyo took gold in the girls’ section and Johan Theron in the boys’ competition.
The doubles results were as follows:
Winners - Mimi Moyo and Joavinia Bezuidenhoudt
Runners-up - Mari Vermeulen and Leone Weyers
Winners - Karla Terblanche and Santie van der Walt
Runners-up - Clara Roets and Zenia Plarre
Winners - Ruben Yssel and Ruan Calitz
Runners-up - Antonio Tchivanda and Liam Forster
Winners - Dominique Theron and Hayley Kidd
Runners-up - Eila Kambonde and Sesilia Kalumba
Winners - Adam Diggle and Heilinge Ruben
Runners-up - Juan Kuhn and Ruben Nel
Winners - Raica Coelho and Laruska Kruger
Runners-up - Sute Tjombe and Sytisha Goagoses
Winners - Lorenzo Brinkman and Albertus Brinkman
Runners-up - Samuel Mayinoti and Jaco Becker
Winners - Risto Shikongo and Megan Lombardt
Runners-up - Oliver Diggle and Mike Kambonde
This event was once again the result of great talent, hard work and dedication.
The NTA wishes to thank Trustco for continually supporting junior tennis in Namibia. The NTA organisers and coordinators are looking forward to the next NTA tournament.