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SA Spring Open

Tournament Venue

Ellis Park Tennis Courts

29 Bertrams Road

New Doornfontein

Johannesburg

2094

 

 

 

 

The South African Spring Open (The Spring Open) is a premier tennis event that showcases the best of South Africa’s tennis aces competing against both their continental and international counterparts.

 

The tournament is endorsed by the National Association, Tennis South Africa (TSA) and sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

for the growth of tennis

South Africa has over the years produced some of the world’s best tennis players including current world number 8 Kevin Anderson, former world number 3 Amanda Coetzer and two-time Grand slam champion Lucas Sithole.  When Kevin Anderson the US Open final in 2017 to set up a clash with Rafael Nadal, we were reminded that South Africa has always been a part and feature of top level tennis.

 

Other notable ex and current tennis players Cliff Drysdale, Kevin Curren, Lucas Sithole, Johan Kriek, Wayne Ferreira, Kgothatso Montjane, and Liezel Huber are not only a confirmation of the depth of tennis excellence that is to be found in South Africa, but also of the need to continuously develop and nurture talent, while providing platforms for top level competition and growth

 

The Spring Open rekindles the passion, generates enthusiasm and the love for the sport, while bringing a focus on the development of tennis to a sport loving country.

the tournament

The Spring Open is a first of its kind in Africa, comprising of a Wheelchair Tennis ITF Grade 2 tournament and an able-bodied ITF $15,000 Transitional Tour tournament -  for both men and women.

 

Over 160 participants, from across the world,  participate in the action.

ellis park

The tournament is held at the iconic Ellis Park Tennis Precinct, Johannesburg. This  “old lady” of South African tennis boasts 17 hard courts which showcase some 200 matches during the Spring Open.

tennis development

Besides its sporting, entertainment and commercial offerings, the tournament is also developmental, aimed at providing international competition for South African tennis players in their own country.

The tournament fits into what is at the centre of the  Association of Tennis Professionals, ATP’s vision of safeguarding the sport beyond the “Big 4” Grand Slam tournaments – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.

The sport has a glorious history of producing global icons, recognised for their achievements on and off the court.  The Spring Open aims to be the hotbed for the development of future stars 

Spectators, fans and tennis enthusiasts from all backgrounds  are attend the Spring Open, with the spotlight falling on  Tennis South Africa’s objective of growing the sport in every corner of South Africa.

competition

Prize-money is be awarded  in the following categories:

 

Able-bodied:

$15,000

Men’s Division (Singles & Doubles)

$15,000

Women’s Division (Singles & Doubles)

 

Wheelchair Tennis:

$22,000

Men’s Division (Singles & Doubles)

Women’s Division (Singles and Doubles)

Quads’ Division (Singles and Doubles)

 

All players receive gift packs in recognition of their  participation in the tournament .