The Anthony Harris Tennis Academy in Sea Point in Cape Town, is continuing to make waves in the tennis world, six years after it was founded.

Following in the footsteps of their most famous alumni, Lloyd Harris, another young tennis star, Kholo Montsi, has just broken into the top 100 of the ITF Junior Rankings.

The academy’s founder, Harris, who is no relation to Lloyd, says the academy has proved that South Africans do not have to go overseas to get access to world class training facilities.

Harris says that Lloyd, who is now in the top 100 men’s rankings, is a pioneer for the club, and his success inspires the next generation.

Harris is extremely proud of Montsi, and other achieving youngsters like Robbie Arends, but says they have set benchmarks for these young tennis stars, and it is important they reach them.

It is a big month for tennis in the Western Cape, with two junior ITF tournaments, and the Davis Cup also in the city, and Harris is excited to have this happening in Cape Town.

Harris says it is also a great opportunity for local kids to see the level they have to reach if they want to succeed.

The Euro/Africa Group 2 Davis Cup tie against Bulgaria is set to be played at the Kelvin Grove Club on September 13 and 14, while a Grade A junior ITF tournament will run from the 16th to the 21st at the same venue. – Report by Rob Delport