As from October 2017, Marcos Ondruska joined the Redmond Tennis Club team as Director of Tennis & Head Coach. As a former ATP player with a career-high ranking of #27 in the world and as the current Davis Cup Captain for South Africa, we believe Marcos will bring a whole new layer of experience and professionalism to RTC.
A very successful Living Legends Sport Festival was hosted at Rhenish Primary School in September 2017 and we trust that this annual event on the calendar will grow from strength-to-strength. This video clip gives a very good idea of the fun that was had by all.
Congratulations to The Score Living Legends team who finished 3rd in the 2017 HSOT Pro Series after a very tight contested series with a very professional and competitive atmosphere! A big thank you to Score Energy Drink for making it possible for this talented team to participate!
The 3rd Digicall ITF Futures Series was hosted in Stellenbosch from 18 November – 10 December 2017 and our poster campaign was very well received by all!
South Africa’s Nik Scholtz and Channel Simmonds did us proud by each winning two of the three weeks’ men's and ladies' tournaments respectively and we look forward to seeing more and more South African players doing well in these events in the coming years and earning ATP points on SA soil.
See what Nik Scholtz & Lloyd Harris has to say about these great tournaments.
Video Clip of Nik Scholtz
Video Clip of Lloyd Harris
View some amazing tournament photos
Without the enormous support of the various sponsors (Digicall, Curro Holdings, SAS Training, TSA, Growthpoint, Rudy Project South Africa, HIGH5 South Africa and ADDaBIT ), events like these will simply not be possible and our heartfelt thanks to all involved and for your vision and passion for the great sport of tennis.
A lovely story to share is that of Salma Ewing and her mom Reyana, who was born in SA. Read the full article here.
Our first group of Tiger Rugby Africa players started in January on an integrated program with SASRII, an international 5-month, high performance rugby preparation programme to develop talent from across the world.
This group consists of 9 South African players and one intern from the USA and we are proud that one of our players, James Murphy, has already been noticed and has been offered a spot at the SA 7s Academy which could open many doors for this talented young player.
Details for the 2019 program will be made available soon – please keep an eye on our website and follow us at the following social media handles: Four programs are on offer, namely:
Besides the 5-month program, we will also be offering a consultancy service to teams to come and do training camps and clinics. For more details, please contact Ludwig Gerstner at Ludwig@caylixsport.co.za
We are excited to have our first female coach involved at grass-roots level with International 7s player, Marithy Pienaar, who will run a Little Tigers program at Bridge House School from April 2018.
For more details, please contact us at Ludwig@caylixsport.co.za or Ameerah@caylixsport.co.za
With the 3rd Digicall ITF Futures event having been concluded a few months ago, we thought it an opportune time to look back at the initial announcement of these tournaments in 2015 and can hardly believe that three years have gone so quickly. To Altmann Allers, Ruben Moggee and Stefan Naude from Digicall, thank you for creating opportunities for South African players!
Physical activity is critical for young children’s development and linked to brain growth. Motor activity contributes to the general organization of the brain, supporting the notion that young children need time to be active. Our curriculum based KinetiX program has been designed to do just this, in a playful and fun manner.
We are proud that this program forms the foundation of the Living Legends program and we are actively growing the number of public and private schools that implements the KinetiX School Readiness program and the KinetiX Junior & Intermediate program as their Physical Education program of choice.
The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This suggests that physical health is fundamentally linked to mental health, as well as other aspects of life.
Should you be interested in talking to us about implementing this program at your school, please do make contact with KinetiX Executive Head, Mario Penwarden or Project Manager Zelda Louw at Mario@caylixsport.co.za / Zelda@caylixsport.co.za
Should your company be looking for CSI projects, they could sponsor the program at one of the many schools in our country where parents simply cannot afford to pay higher school fees for such a program. Kindly contact CEO Le Roux Conradie for further information at Leroux@caylixsport.co.za
From a development side, we loved watching the new ball-kids gaining confidence over the three weeks of the ITF Futures and it was great to see them having fun while learning a new skill.
We were also privileged to have been able to host a development clinic for approximately 50 kids alongside the Futures Series this year and the young ones had a lot of fun interacting with the likes of Davis Cup coach Jeff Coetzee and up-and-coming star player Lloyd Harris.
All the kids attending the clinic have been selected during a talent-ID process during the year that was done at the schools where Living Legends is involved and these potential young stars have been receiving a once a week coaching session at their respective schools.
A big thank you to the Department of Sport & Culture and ADDaBIT who made this clinic possible, together with volunteer coaches Casper Steenkamp, Anton Meyer and Eduard Wilbers, as well as Living Legends Tennis Coaches Lyndal Colville, Webster Mavhunik and Yanga Nogwanya who assisted with coaching during the clinic.
Click here for more fun clinic photos.