Zim tennis juniors face South Africa

THREE Zimbabwe girls junior tennis players will today take on South Africa in the Under-14 World Junior Championship qualifiers in Tunisia.

Report by Vitalis Moyo

Kimberly Bhunu, Karen Machisa and Munashe Kaome will be hoping to upstage South Africans Lee and Zani Banard and Minette van Vreden before taking on Egypt in the second matches of the round-robin tournament tomorrow.

The South Africans are the favourites to qualify for the World Championships that are scheduled for Prostejov, Czech Republic from August 5-10.

Meanwhile, Tennis Zimbabwe will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June 29 at Harare Sports Club.

In a statement released by the association, the meeting will also be used to elect the association’s president, vice-president and committee members.

Currently, there are five provinces that are affiliated with TZ: Harare, Bulawayo, Masvingo, Mutare and Midlands. Each province is expected to bring their own candidates for the positions that will be contested during the AGM.

Matabeleland South and Mashonaland West provinces are the two provinces that are looking to join the other provinces while schools tennis, wheelchair tennis and players’ representatives are the other affiliates.

The outgoing president is Anne Martin while Regis Bhunu is the outgoing vice-president and the four outgoing committee members are Johane Atzinger, Vincent Nyatoti, Martin Lock and Pat Tshatedi.
The selectors’ committee, which comprises six members, will not be changed as they still have one more term to run.

Other issues that will be considered during the meeting include the applications for affiliation by prospective candidates and subscription fees for members and associates.

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