Articles tagged 'tennis'

Remembering ourbeloved Paul Chingoka 31 July 2018 HARARE - A couple of years ago, I met my late friend Paul Chingoka at the funeral of a mutual friend I was undertaking. Surprised that a whole chief executive officer (CEO) was performing the role of an undertaker driver at the funeral, Paul asked me why I had not assigned that responsibility ...
Takanyi's struggle to the top 2 July 2018 HARARE – When Takanyi Garanganga’s father, Brad, thought of the journey he has travelled thus far in trying to take his son to the top, he becomes extremely emotional. His wish was to see Takanyi playing in the Grand Slams one day. And he appeared on course after Brad laid all the groundwork b...
Benjamin Lock praises Zim fans 6 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's  Davis Cup top seed Benjamin Lock has praised local fans for the support they gave to the side during the Euro/Africa Group II tie against Turkey at Harare Sports Club over the weekend. The hosts progressed to the second round after beating the Europeans 3-1 and will now me...
Zim confident of Turkey upset 3 February 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe is confident of success over Turkey in their Davis Cup Africa/Euro Group II tie which commences today at Harare Sports Club tennis section. According to the draw conducted yesterday, the first match will pit Zimbabwe’s top seed Benjamin Lock against Turkey’s second seed Altug...
TZ junior policy bears fruit 29 August 2017 HARARE - The decision to invest in sound junior development policy is slowly paying dividends for Tennis Zimbabwe (TZ) with the readmission into the Euro/Africa Zone Group 11 for 2018 following their exploits in Cairo Egypt last month. A 2-0 win over Kenya saw Zimbabwe claim one of the two slo...
Magarira in 1st ITF semis 24 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe junior tennis player Rufaro Magarira defied odds by qualifying for the semi-finals of the ongoing ITF Under 18 Pettit Camp in Mauritius yesterday. The 13-year-old tennis star beat fourth seed Trisha Vinod of India 6-1 5-7 6-2 in the girls’ singles main draw quarter-final to b...
Bhunu eyes pro career 20 August 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe junior tennis ace Kimberly Bhunu has made up her mind on what she wants to do. The just-ended ITF 18 and Under South Central Circuit Zimbabwe Leg 3 tournament held at Harare Sports Club was her last competition she was competing in as a 16-year-old as she turns 17 this Tuesda...
Rotary e-Club tennis tourney a success 24 May 2017 HARARE - Kumail Mohamed and Claire Machisa are the champions of this year’s Rotary e-Club “Ambassador” 4 Junior Tennis Championship in the Under-18 boys and girls categories respectively. The two-day tournament was held over the weekend at Harare Sports Club with a good turnout from participan...
PE look ahead after difficult 2016 18 December 2016 HARARE - When a school at one time harbours the country’s next generation of sporting stars, anything churned out from that conveyer belt of talent is bound to arouse interest.   Unfortunately, 2016 has not been a year when scouts cast their nets at Prince Edward School hoping to spot the next...
Lyndel House partners HPTB 18 October 2016 HARARE - Chitungwiza-based Lyndel House College has partnered Harare Provincial Tennis Board (HPTB) in a bid to revive the grassroots structures in their province. HPTB, which has the backing of Tennis Zimbabwe (TZ), aims to grow the game from the grassroots by exposing kids to the game at a y...
Chawafambira aims for Tokyo 2020 17 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's junior tennis ace Pauline Chawafambira, who captured the singles title in the Gold Draw at the Purdue Invitational tournament in Indiana on Sunday, reckons she can push further. Plucked from the Mutare-based Mantas Tennis Academy, Chawafambira has been enjoying a good run a...
Junior local tennis stars march on 5 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe junior tennis players are posting impressive performances at the ongoing International Tennis Federation — CAT African Junior Circuit in Bulawayo. In the Under-14 boys’ category, four Zimbabweans progressed to the quarter-finals of the tournament. Anesu Kwirirai, who is se...
Finland downplay Zimbabwe Davis Cup team 2 March 2016 HARARE - Finland are pulling all the stops to see off Zimbabwe in the upcoming Davis Cup tie including recalling Jarkko Nieminen from retirement whilst their media effectively believes the match is already won. The 34-year-old Nieminen, had been playing for his country every year since 1999 bu...
Select Healthcare tennis tourney moved 15 August 2015 HARARE - This year’s edition of the Select Healthcare Junior Tennis Tournament has been moved from Harare to Gweru in a bid to develop the game in all the country’s 10 provinces. The event which is bankrolled by Select Healthcare Private Limited Company was first held in 2013 and all matches w...
Zim win Davis Cup playoff 19 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe has taken an unassailable 3-0 lead to win the Davis Cup Euro-Africa Zone II play-off against Moldova following the victory by Courtney Lock and Mark Fyn in the yesterday’s doubles match. Courtney Lock and Fyn beat the Moldova pair of Egor Matvieci and Andrei Soltoianu 7-5, 5-...
Good start for Zim Davis Cup team 18 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is in control of the Davis Cup Euro-Africa Zone Group II play-off against Moldova after local stars Takanyi Garanganga and Benjamin Lock won their singles’ matches here yesterday. Garanganga got the ball rolling when he defeated Moldova’s second seed Maxim Bulat in straight s...
Lock progresses, Ndimande out 23 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe top tennis player Benjamin Lock progressed to the second round of the ongoing Old Mutual Zimbabwe F2 Futures tournament here yesterday. Lock beat Reed Anderson of the United States 6-7(3), 6-3, 6-2 in the first round to sail through to the next round. The Florida State Uni...
Zim pin hopes on Lock 22 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe will again this week pin their hopes on Benjamin Lock when the Old Mutual Zimbabwe F2 Futures tournament starts at Harare Sports Club today. Last week, the 22-year-old bowed out at the semi-final stage of the Zimbabwe F1 Futures tournament. Lock went down to Evan King of U...
Lock climbs new career high 21 June 2015 HARARE - Benjamin Lock may have failed to clinch the Old Mutual Zimbabwe F1 Futures tournament but he will take heart from climbing his highest singles ranking on the ATP standings last week. The former Zimbabwe Open Champion soared to 811 on the ATP singles ranking released last week. That...
Heartbreak for Lock 21 June 2015 HARARE - A home  soil tournament victory proved a bridge too far to cross for Benjamin Lock who fought fiercely but bowed out at the semi-final stage of the Old Mutual Zimbabwe F1 Futures tournament at Harare Sports Club. Lock’s streak came to an end with a 5-7, 3-6 straight sets loss to Evan ...
Benjamin Lock still in hunt 19 June 2015 HARARE – Benjamin Lock kept his hopes of a home soil tournament victory alive after dismissing France’s Roman Bauvy yesterday at Harare Sports Club. The Florida State University student stormed into the semi-finals of the Zimbabwe F1 Futures tennis tournament after accounting for Bauvy in a ti...
Mixed fortunes for Lock brothers 18 June 2015 HARARE - Local tennis players Benjamin and Courtney Lock experienced mixed fortunes during yesterday’s second round of the ongoing Zimbabwe F1 Futures Tournament. Benjamin struggled to overcome Portugal’s Vasco Mensurado 7-6(2), 6-2 in the second round to storm into the last eight of the $10 0...
Lock wins Mozambique Futures tourney 9 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe tennis player tennis player Benjamin Lock put up an impressive performance to win the just ended Mozambique F1 Futures at Clube de Tenis de in Maputo. Lock recorded the sensational win after outclassing United States’s William Bushamuka 6-4, 6-4 to win the prestigious title. ...
Garanganga loses in last eight 8 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe top tennis player Takanyi Garanganga put up an impressive performance but bowed out in the quarter-finals of the Italy F12 last week. The Zimbabwe Davis Cup player was knockout of the last eight by Switzerland’s Yann Marti after suffering a 6-4, 6-2 defeat. On his way to t...
Sibanda loses in final 21 May 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe junior tennis player Mehluli Sibanda lived up to expectations at the just ended Namibia 18 and Under ITF tournament boy’s category at Central Tennis Club Jeanine and Suzelle Davin Str in Windhoek. Sibanda reached the finals before going down to Damon Kesaris of South Africa 6...