Majola gives back

Former Davis Cup team member, Vusa Majola, 36, is giving back to the sport that made him popular. The retired star has opened a tennis academy, Intensity Tennis Centre, in Johannesburg, where he works as a coach.

He has unearthed a gem in Richard Thongoana, one of the continent’s most promising stars, currently the continent’s highest-ranked in the Under-14 age group.

“Richard has won South African Nationals two years in a row now and just won the continental Nike International Junior tournament in South Africa. His prize is a trip to the United States to participate in the upcoming global leg of the tournament in Florida. He will play against top players from 33 other countries,” Majola said.

The retired tennis star won a number of local titles, including the Caltex Open and the Manicaland Open and represented Zimbabwe in the All Africa Games South Africa hosted in 1999. Internationally, he won the Malawi Open, Great Lakes Open in Tanzania and the International Tennis Federation Kenyan Leg Money Circuit at the turn of the millennium.

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