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TZ SECURES SPONSORSHIP

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TENNIS players and fans are guaranteed a dosage of the international game when the country hosts three International Tennis Federation Futures tournaments at Harare Sports Club between June and July. By Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter – Herald Tennis Zimbabwe president Regis Bhunu yesterday said they had secured sponsorship to host three $10 000 futures events from June 20 to July 9. ...

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MASVINGO TENNIS STARLETS FOR BOTSWANA TOURNEY

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The Masvingo junior tennis team that did well at the Albert Nhamoyebonde Tournament held in February in Harare has been invited to compete at the Francistown Tennis Open slated for April 15 to 18 in Botswana.By Nyambira Chivasa At the Nhamoyebonde tournament, Masvingo scooped five gold medals and a tennis racket for their exploits as they emerged overall winners ahead ...

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ZIM DAVIS CUP TEAM GEAR UP FOR FINLAND

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THE Zimbabwe Davis Cup tennis team held their first practice session in Finland yesterday, as they started the final stretch of their preparations for the Europe/Africa Zone Group II tie against the hosts beginning on Friday. BY SPORTS REPORTER According to reports from Finland, the trio of captain Martin Dzuwa, Courtney Lock and Mark Fynn practiced at the indoor hard ...

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LOCK READY FOR DAVIS CUP SINGLES DEBUT

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FOLLOWING the withdrawal of his elder brother Benjamin Lock from the Davis Cup team barely three weeks before an away tie against Finland, Courtney says he is ready to fill his big brother’s shoes. By Munyaradzi Madzokere The Zimbabwe Davis Cup team dates Finland in a Euro/Africa Zone Group II encounter set for March 4 to 6, in Finland’s skiing ...

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MTB IN DRIVE TO SPREAD TENNIS IN RURAL AREAS

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MASVINGO Province has never been a tennis stronghold but things have been changing in recent years. BY Munyaradzi Madzokere The elitist tag that shackled the sport for years is slowly shedding off and the Masvingo Tennis Board (MTB) has decided to take the game beyond its urban boundaries. With a limited number of resources, few tennis facilities and equipment, let ...

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BLACK OUT OF FINLAND DAVIS CUP MISSION

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ZIMBABWE Davis Cup legend Wayne Black will not be part of the team that will travel to Finland for an important Euro/Africa Group II first round encounter slated for March 4-6 in Kittila. By Munyaradzi Madzokere Black has been part of the team since Zimbabwe qualified into Group II as he came out of retirement at the age of 41 ...

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ZIM TENNIS STAR GETS ANOTHER US ACCOLADE

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ZIMBABWE Davis Cup player Courtney Lock, who is enjoying a superb start to the season in the United States with the University of Louisville team, added an impressive accomplishment to his résumé after being named Atlantic Coast Conference (AAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Lock’s stock in the US has been on the rise since making his ...

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GARANGANGA LOSES OUT NIGERIA FUTURES FINAL

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ZIMBABWE’S number one tennis player, Takanyi Garanganga’s brilliant run in Nigeria finally came to an end, after succumbing to a straight-sets defeat to Netherlands’ Antal van der Duim in the final of the $1 500 Governor’s Cup Tennis Championship in Lagos on Saturday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO According to reports from Nigeria, Garanganga, who was backed by a strong Nigerian crowd, ...

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GARANGANGA IN ITF FUTURES FINAL IN NIGERIA

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ZIMBABWE tennis ace, Takanyi Garanganga rallied from a set down to beat Aldin Setkic from Bosnia and Herzegovina and book a place in the final of the $15 000 Nigeria F4 Futures tournament at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club yesterday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Garanganga, who was seeded third in the tournament edged past the top seeded Setkic 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 ...

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GARANGANGA TARGETS GOOD FINISH

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ZIMBABWE’S highest-ranked tennis player, Takanyi Garanganga has endured a disappointing season on the professional circuit, but will be hoping to finish the year on a high when he takes part in back-to-back ITF Futures tournaments to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, starting next week. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO   Injuries have plagued Garanganga this year, with the 25-year-old US-based star now ...

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