SUNRIDGE Primary School pupil Carli van Onselen’s promise as a tennis player was confirmed last week when she was chosen to represent South Africa in an under-12 international tournament in Canada.
The Grade 6 pupil will turn out for South Africa in the Le Blanc Cup, one of the most prestigious u-12 tournaments on the international junior tennis calendar, which brings together players from some of world’s leading tennis countries.
The Le Blanc Cup caters for u-12 girls and boys.
It is one of the only international tournaments of its kind in North America, along with the Orange Bowl in the US.
The international flavour of the event will ensure a high standard of play.
The Le Blanc Cup will be played in Quebec from August 12-18, with each team comprising two boys and two girls.
It combines an individual event with a team competition.The event will be played on clay.