Rising Star Tennis
BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis: Enter Now!
Following a spectacular inaugural edition of the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis competition, the nationwide school tennis tournament will return bigger and better in in early 2021, as Tennis South Africa (TSA) in partnership with BNP Paribas, and their wholly owned consumer finance subsidiary RCS, looks to grow the game across the country.
The tennis initiative which involved close to 400 schools in 2019, is seeking to build on the positive momentum of its first year by expanding the programme even further. This year, the BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis competition will see the inclusion of high school players and a wheelchair category, alongside the existing primary schools’ competition, increasing opportunities for a new generation of player.
Kevin Anderson, the former world No 5, will continue to play a key role as the main ambassador and face of the national schools’ events.
“It was a great honour to witness the discovery of some amazing tennis talent in year one of BNP Paribas RCS Rising Star Tennis and I am even more excited to help discover more talent in year two, as the competition returns, bigger and better than ever. It is extremely encouraging to see BNP Paribas and RCS coming on board for a second year to give opportunities and kick-start the development of many more future South African Tennis stars. Together with BNP Paribas, RCS and Tennis South Africa, I would like to see more kids in South Africa take up tennis, fall in love with the sport and reach greater heights,” said Anderson.
Anderson will also be joined by three more ambassadors, including wheelchair tennis ace Kgothatso Montjane - a former US Open doubles finalist - and talented junior stars, Kholo Montsi and Kaitlyn Ramduth.
If you want to compete to be the 2021 team champions, or just to play more tennis and meet new friends, this is the tournament for you.
For any queries, please contact Tennis South Africa [email protected] or 011 442 0500.