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For 45 years, the Southbroom Tennis Club has played a key recreational role in the lives of both residents and visitors to the town.

Its story began in 1973, when the late Captain Secretan, a retired British sea captain living in Southbroom, gave Byron Purtell a donation of 6 500 pounds to cover the cost of building two courts.

Set in the idyllic surroundings of the golf course and Eyles Park, the STC was opened in July 1974, and in 1976, through fundraising and with a R500 grant-in-aid from the then health committee, a clubhouse was erected.

Since then, a third court has been built and the verandah of the clubhouse extended.

Key objectives of the club are to maintain and improve its facilities, which require continual fundraising, and more broadly to promote the game and improve the level of local tennis. The Club is currently running a development project at the Gcilima Primary School.

Gcilima primary school students

There is social club tennis on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 2pm, and visitors are welcome to join in.

The courts can be hired at other times. There is an honesty box at the clubhouse door, where the fees can be placed. There is a board at the clubhouse door to book a court.

There is also cardio tennis training, done by the resident coach Frank Hall, on Mondays at 8am and on Tuesdays at 4pm. Private lessons can be arranged with the coach.

Annual club events include local tournaments, such as round robin, club championships and interclub tournaments.


STC Champions

SCT Ladies


Chairman: Rolf Gudegast (082 826 0479)
Treasurer: Nicky Momberg (082 550 8590)
Secretary/Club Captain: Christian Kruger (072 018 1515)
Committee member: Nigel Eeles (073 171 5725) / C Steenkamp
Resident coach: Frank Hall (083 274 5888)

Physical Address: Eyles park, Southbroom
Postal Address: P.O. Box 178, Southbroom, 4277, KZN, South Africa

Membership and visitor fees, and hire of club facilities

 1.    Membership fees per annum

  •  Active member - single adult membership R990 *

  •  Active member - 13 to 21 including students R500

  •  Active member - up to 12 R300

  •  Social member - single R250

  •  Social member - couple R350

*A once-off administration fee of R100 applies for adult active members

2.    Court hire for visitors on non-club days

R100 for morning or afternoon sessions

3.    Visitors fees on club days


4.    Visitors fees on non-club days when playing with one or more members

R50 per session for one visitor; R100 per session for two or three visitors.

5.    Hire of club facilities

Contact Christian Kruger (STC secretary) for details and rates.

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