Unity, Camaraderie and Good ol’ Tennis
Dear Community Members,
This past weekend saw the coming together of the Israeli and South African tennis players, at the Davis Cup Tie In’s at the Irene Country Club.
Sadly, yet expected, the destructive behaviour by the BDS and cohorts was present at their protest on the Friday. It was met with stun grenades dispersed by police, due to their aggressive and non compliant mentality. Luckily this did not dampen the competition at all. As they say, the “game went on”, in a peaceful, spirited and exciting way."
Playing to a packed stadium with spectators waving both South African and Israeli flags, the international teams lived up to the camaraderie of sport, bringing people together in unity.
Community members who attended these historic matches were moved by the beautiful anthems of Nkosi Sikileli Africa, being played alongside the Hatikva.
Both teams were met with stiff competition, with Israel pipping South Africa at the last moment.
We congratulate the South African and Israeli teams, as well as the organisers, Tennis South Africa, for two memorable days of tennis.
To view the final SA vs Israel results, visit: https://www.daviscup.com/en/draws-results/tie.aspx?id=M-DC-2018-G1-EPA-M-RSA-ISR-01
Wendy Kahn – National Executive Director: SAJBD
Nicci Raz – National Executive Director: SAZF