Sport Bites for Issue 11.

TuksTennis on a winning streak

TuksTennis won in four categories of the 2021 Gauteng North TuksOpen Tennis Tournament. Guelord Kayambo and Kyla Yelverton won first in the men’s and women’s singles respectively. Blaise Izungu and Hendri Swigers won the men’s doubles and Kyla Yelverton and Amy Olivier the women’s doubles. Lydia Wilsenach also won bronze in the women’s singles.

TuksLifesaving wins in Gqeberha

TuksLifesaving won the overall title at the 2021 SA National Lifesaving Championships in Gqeberha. Lifesavers Elijah Dredge, Johan Lourens, Ockert van Schalkwyk, Robbie le Roux and Tove van Zyl all set new South African records and qualified for the World Games in Alabama, 2022.

TuksCricket club manager new chairperson of USSA Cricket

Blanche Conradie, the club manager for TuksCricket, was elected chairperson of USSA Cricket after serving as the vice-chairperson. Conradie says she is excited to “ensure that […] student athletes continue getting the opportunities they need to excel in both their studies and cricket careers”.

TuksFootball player called to Banyana Banyana

TuksFootball player and TuksSport High School matriculant, Wendy Shongwe, has been called up for the Banyana Banyana national team. She will play in the 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifier against Mozambique.

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