Organizers of the Pro Tennis Academy (PTA) awarded their top performers at an official closing ceremony in Windhoek last week. The PTA Tennis Series came to a close at the beginning of November after eight highly entertaining tourneys throughout the year.
Participants play according to their skill level rather than their age.
Winners of the various playing categories received prizes for their exceptional performances during the year. In the mini division, there was no stopping Arnaud Marais who took the overall lead well
ahead of the rest of the field.
The second place went to Elysandro Hausiku, while Morgan Gaomab came in third.
The midi division saw an extremely tight race between Eila Kambonde and Jamilla
Hungamo. They swapped places on top of the log with almost every tournament. As the series wore on, Kambonde started to get the upper hand and never looked back, clinching the top spot ahead of Hungamo and Jozikee Tjaimba.
An equally intense battle unfolded in the beginners division between Delicia Dirkse and Faith Kahuure. Eventually, Dirkse managed to take the title with the slightest of margins. Hendrina Apollus came in third.
In other action Mike Kambonde (intermediate category) and Cleet Farmer (advanced) cruised to victory in dominant fashion in their respective divisions.
Mondre Orren and Christopher Jansen came in behind Kambonde. Brandon Maasdorp
and Godwin Husselmann had to acknowledge the near perfect season of Farmer.
But not only were the winners handed handsome awards. Nicole Petersen was chosen as the most improved female, while Dudley Minnie received the accolade as most improved male.