Wheelchair tennis girl power shine at Gauteng Sports Awards

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Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) continued their dominance at the Gauteng Sports and recreation awards announced on Sunday night at Silver Star Casino in Mogale City.
The awards ceremony, which celebrate the outstanding achievements of sportsmen and sportswomen around Gauteng saw eminent sports stars being rewarded for their hard work.
Bringing the wheelchair tennis girl power in full glory were the Federation’s General Manager Karen Losch who bagged her first Administrator of the year accolade and top junior Nokwanda Hlongwane named School Sports athlete of the year.
Losch has been the driving force behind the running of tournaments where she is involved in all aspects to organize and manage six international tournaments. It is through the 46-year-old Losch that today South Africa has five players ranked in the top 17 globally, and looks after over 600 active players nationally.
With only six years in the sport, top junior Nokwanda Hlongwane was hugely honoured when nominated at the South African Sports Awards last year as the Newcomer of the year and scooped two awards at the Spar Gsport awards. Hlongwane has proved to be a star and has beaten the world’s best juniors to own a current ranking of three globally.
Wheelchair Tennis South Africa Director and coach Holger Losch said, “Congratulations to both ladies and we hope they continue this streak of girl power!.”

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