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Tennis

Tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of tennis are those of everyday existence, because every match is a life in miniature.

- Andre Agassi

Midstream College boasts some of the top-ranked junior players in South Africa, who compete in the Junior Davis Cup and Federation Cup. Through the collaboration with JL’s Tennis Academy, headed up by Mr John-Laffnie de Jager, a former doubles specialist, Davis Cup captain and Federation Cup captain, tennis at Midstream College will continue to grow. His exceptional talent, knowledge and experience offer world-class coaching to Midstream players. Many of our players have achieved top rankings, both in South Africa and internationally, and numerous Academy players have received bursaries to play in the USA.

The head coach, Mr Denton Meintjies, is renowned for achieving excellent results with his players. 2018 saw the Midstream College tennis teams perform exceptionally well at the league matches. Tennis is played throughout the year. We cater for players of all skill levels, ranging from beginners and social players, to elite provincial and international players.

League matches are played during the first and second term of the year, while the College championships take place internally in the third term. We enter approximately 8 teams per year to compete in the Gauteng North School’s League. We also send players on tour to Ermelo in May and to the Western Cape in October to compete in a derby or a big school tournament respectively. We also host numerous fun events throughout the year to encourage participation and enthusiasm for the sport.

Losing is not my enemy, fear of losing is my enemy.

- Rafael Nadal

Midstream College in conjunction with JL’s Tennis Academy strive to put the interests of our players first.

Practice times:

Tuesdays       18:00 – 19:30            (All players)

Thursdays     14:15 – 15:15            (Beginners and social players)

                        15:15 – 16:15            (League team players)

Fridays           06:30 – 07:15            (League team players – special arrangements are made for

                                                            these players to start school 15 minutes later).

For further details, please feel free to contact the Tennis Organiser Ms Saras Rugbar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).


General sport enquiries: Mr Hans van Vreden Head of Sport ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).