Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
2 Feb 2020
10:54 am

Vital for our tennis stars to pop in at home

Wesley Botton

South African tennis has gone back to its roots, and the focus is on developing younger players. But it needs visits from Kevin Anderson and Lloyd Harris.

Wesley Botton.

Two figures float through the grandstand, surrounded by media and officials, as a crowd of youngsters on the court below follows them with eager expressions and watchful eyes. For many, the chance to meet Kevin Anderson might not be top of the list of things to do on a Friday afternoon, but for these children it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. Anderson, based in the United States, has been criticised for making himself unavailable to the national team in recent years, and it’s been a long time since he played a match on home soil. But he’s made his...