The two winners from Bela-Bela, Wynand and Jacques Bothma, with the trophy. On the right is the tennis club's vice-chairperson, Henk Beukes.
Date: 14 July 2019 By:
Two visitors from Bela-Bela managed to win the Louis Trichardt Tennis Day that took place on Saturday.
“In the past, this day was an annual event held and attended by many clubs in the region. Over the years, it died down, but the club decided to try and get this special day going again,” said the club’s chairperson, Henk Beukes.
The turnout for the event was excellent and even the weather played along nicely. “We are grateful for the big turnout, as even people from Mokopane and Bela-Bela attended the tournament,” said Beukes.
The doubles tournament was won by Wynand and Jacques Bothma, who beat the local team of Elardus du Plessis and Gysbert Guillaume in the final.
The following prizes were awarded at the end of the competition:
* Sunita Pretorius - Overall sh#t day
* Pieter Guillaume - Clown of the day
* Sina Davachi - Sniper of the day
* Elizma Pohl - The player who threw a spanner in the works
* Craig Viljoen - Tantrum of the day
* Bertus Guillaume - Troublemaker of the day
* Armand Roets - Youngest player of the day
* Glen McLeod - Most foulmouthed player of the day
The club extended its heartfelt thanks to the following people for donations made to the club in all forms: Gert van der Westhuizen (Madi Gra Water), Theo Lordan, Bertus Guillaume, JG van den Berg, Rampie Gilfillan, Candice Terink, Andy Leach, Glen McLeod, Jimmy Scheepers, Cobus van der Goot, Sunita Pretorius, Makhado Market – Kobus Barkhuizen, Vic Grobler en Henk en Jo-anne Beukes.
“Last but not least, to everyone who helped us clean up and get everything ready for our special day – a big thank you! Also, a big thanks to everyone who entered, watched, supported and enjoyed the day with us – we loved having you there and hope to see you again next year!”