Tennis South Africa (TSA) has received a boost with the news that Wiphold, South Africa’s premier black women-owned and managed investment company, has become an official supporter of women’s tennis in the country.
The new partnership will see Wiphold provide some financial assistance to high performance women’s tennis in South Africa, specifically covering three new initiatives:
- A travelling squad of six to eight female players in the under 16 age group, who will play selected Junior ITF events in Africa.
- An annual Next Gen camp and tournament for up to 32 of the country’s emerging young female players.
- A High-performance squad of eight to ten female players, which will act as a feeder squad into the Fed Cup team.
SA Fed Cup Captain, Rene Plant welcomed the news: “We are on a mission to revive women’s tennis in South Africa and Wiphold’s involvement, on the back of our recent Fed Cup promotion, is another exciting development in this space. We would like to thank Wiphold for their support and hope this is the start of a long relationship.”
Meanwhile, in a further significant boost for TSA, Louisa Mojela - Wiphold Co-founder and Group CEO - has become an official patron for women’s tennis in South Africa. Mrs Mojela is one of South Africa’s most eminent business leaders and is a passionate tennis player and fan. She will be working with TSA, in an ambassadorial role, across several critical areas – including helping to raise the profile of the sport in South Africa.