TSA to launch monthly Internet tennis show

23 May 2014

Tennis South Africa (TSA) will launch a new monthly Internet-based programme next week that will feature some of the leading names in the sport.

Former players Robbie Koenig, currently a world-renowned television commentator, Jeff Coetzee, who is coach to the Colombian Davis Cup team, and Michael de Jongh, the former coach of Amanda Coetzer and Mary Pierce, will guide viewers through the latest news and behind-the scenes intrigue of the various tennis tours.

Streaming

The programme will be shown via streaming with the first show going out on Tuesday, 27 May, at 19:00.

Viewers will be able to connect through the TSA website (www.tennissa.co.za) by clicking on the “Game, Set and Match” icon.

The programme will run for about 45 minutes. Those who miss the live streaming will be able to download it from the “Video On Demand” section in the Archive.

Anchor

It will be anchored by De Jongh, who will be joined by Mike Dunk, who will conduct many of the interviews.

As far as the international scene is concerned, Robbie Koenig will be doing an ATP Tour wrap, while Jeff Coetzee will be conducting behind-the-scenes interviews with players to learn about their personal lives, and how they prepare for matches and major tournaments.

Content

The programme will also encompass coaching tips, discussions on the rules, product, the TSA Reward Card, wheelchair tennis, schools news, club news, in-studio debates, nutrition, TSA results updates and highlights from local tournaments.

Streamit 360 is handling the portal and production for TSA, with TSA owning the streaming rights.

SAinfo reporter