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Marks Park Tennis Club, Johannesburg

The Tennis Section of the Marks Park Sports Club is situated in Judith Road, Emmarentia in Johannesburg and is probably one of the oldest clubs in the city. The first mens and ladies singles championship events were contested in 1931 and the trophies are still in use today.

Over the years with a steady and competitive membership the club grew from strength to strength, gaining impetus when George and Cyril Rudman, respected South African players, became the club's professional coaches in 1975. Their enthusiasm for the game and strength of play took us into what was then Mens First League and later became Bundes League.

During the years we have been honoured to be the home club of well-known South African tennis players such as Kevin and Barry Moir, Gordon Talbot and his son Byron, Gail Boon, Elna Reinach, Trevor Raal, Neville Godwin, Shaun and Kyle Rudman and most recently Tarryn Rudman who has just represented South Africa at the Junior Wimbledon Tournament.

We have gained a well-deserved reputation as the strongest club in Gauteng, if not in South Africa. During the last decade our Mens A team has held the Bundes League title at least eight out of the ten years with the Ladies A team not far behind in its winning history. We participate competitively in a wide variety of leagues, allowing for the vast difference in the ability levels of our large and active membership. Our junior club is the breeding ground of the future and, as soon as children show that they are ready, they are promoted to the senior section of the club gaining enormous experience from this exposure to the senior side of the game.

We provide social weekend tennis throughout the year when we are not committed to a league season. We also host the popular and strongly contested Marks Park Senior Open as well as the Marks Park Junior Open, both of which are sponsored by Wilson.

We are indeed fortunate to enjoy magnificent facilities which are well-maintained and regularly used by members and visitors.
  • Court Type: Hard Courts

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