Background on the Ethekwini Tennis Association
Westridge Park Tennis Stadium
In 1956 the Durban Lawn Tennis Association signed a 99 year lease with the City Council of the City of Durban to build and maintain a tennis stadium with a centre court and outside courts, at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium in Mayville.
Today Westridge Park Tennis Stadium boasts 25 tournament level hard courts including 7 floodlit courts, as well as a centre court with seating for 7500 spectators.
The Durban Lawn Tennis Association, now known as Ethekwini Tennis Association, is responsible for the administration of various tennis leagues during the year with 22 affiliated clubs and schools participating in and around Ethekwini.
The centre court has attracted many big successful national and international tennis events including the Davis Cup and ITF tournaments, and has also seen popular music, cultural, religious and sporting acts including the WWE. The Westridge Park grounds total approx. 2,8 hectares and parking facilities for 660 vehicles are a favourable draw card for event organizers.
Tony Jackson Sports is a specialist racquet store on site and is open Monday to Saturday as well as on major tournament days. Westridge Stadium is also the headquarters of the provincial tennis body – KZN Tennis Association.
Since 2008 Ethekwini Tennis Association has conducted Play and Stay coaching sessions at Westridge, free of charge, for learners from quintile 1-3 schools.
The Ethekwini Municipality – Sports Development and Recreation assist us with the growth of this programme and one of our children Simphiwe Ngwenya is currently ranked 4th in the country !