07 Dec 2018

Some of the world’s best beach tennis players are preparing to jet into South Africa for the forthcoming KIA Summer Slam Beach Tennis Tour.

The KIA Summer Slam beach tennis tour gets underway in Cape St. Francis and St. Francis Bay from tomorrow (8thDecember). The series culminates in a $25 000 prize money tournament in Plettenberg Bay – which will be one of the five richest beach tennis tournaments in the world.

David Sieff, Marketing Director, KIA Motors South Africa is excited about the new events: “KIA Motors has a longstanding association with tennis globally through the Australian Open, but also locally through our association with Team South Africa and Davis Cup,” he says. “We are very excited to now extend our partnership to beach tennis. It’s a fun and fresh format that is open to everyone, regardless of experience or skills. More than that, it is absolutely action packed! We look forward to seeing South African holidaymakers putting their skills to test against some of the best in the world.”

TSA CEO, Richard Glover: “Beach tennis is a fun and simplified version of tennis and offers a great entry point into our sport for first time players. Indeed, we see the format as being a powerful tool for tennis development.”