The South African Women’s wheelchair tennis team are now ranked number eight in the world after the recent 2009 Invacare World Team Cup at Nottingham, UK.
“We have achieved all our goals we set for this event and are so proud of our teams,” says Holger Losch, team Director. “We’ve qualified for next year’s tournament on merit - this is a first for South Africa.”
SA number one and world number 18, Kgothatso Montjane, only lost two of her four singles matches, both to players ranked within the top ten in the world.
ACSA provided funding for the two teams to prepare for the Invacare World Team Cup. The costs of the teams’ participation was covered by a grant from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDF), including travel, accommodation, and entry fees.