Cape Town-based tennis player Kholo Montsi ranked in world’s junior top 20

Cape Town-based tennis player Kholo Montsi ranked in world’s junior top 20

Original Author: Anita Froneman
Original Publications: capetownetc
Date: November 15, 2019

Capetonians have yet another reason to be proud, and this time of a 16-year-old. Cape Town-based tennis player Kholo Montsi has not only finished the 2019 tennis season as both South Africa and Africa’s top-ranked junior boys player, but also landed himself under the Top 20 Junior boys in world tennis.

Kholo has attained a top ranking of 18 in the world, as listed on ITF’s world tennis rankings.

This is the result of a victory-studded year, as he lifted the trophy at the Samaai Junior Open in Cape Town in September this year. He also won four Junior ITF single titles, and two double titles with partner Robbie Arends in Zimbabwe in August.

Kholo is following in the footsteps of his 20-year-old brother Sipho, also an aspiring tennis star who is currently at college in the USA.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – SEPTEMBER 25: Kholo Montsi of South Africa in action against the 7th seeded Marco Brugnerotto (ITA) in the 1st round of the men’s singles during day 2 of the SA Spring Open at Ellis Park Tennis Centre on September 25, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images)

The teenager is based at the Anthony Harris Tennis Academy in Cape Town, the same academy that delivered world-famous tennis star Lloyd Harris, who Montsi says is a big inspiration. Interestingly, Montsi has already won more junior titles than Harris.

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