Tennis at the NWU has evolved into a physical chess match in which players attack and defend, exploiting angles and technical weaknesses with strokes of widely diverse pace and spin. Tennis can be enjoyed by players of practically any level of skill. Top competition is a demanding test of both shot making and stamina, rich in stylistic and strategic variety.

In 2009 The NWU Potchefstroom Campus joined hands with the Riaan Venter Tennis Academy. The academy is a high performance academy and it has allowed our students to receive professional coaching and training while being able to further their studies.

In the past 10 years huge infrastructure changes has taken place at our facilities and we can proudly say that it compares with the best in the world. It is for this reason that most of TSA flagship tournaments take place at our tennis club.

If you have aspirations in furthering your career in tennis while combining it with a degree or diploma, the NWU is the best university to do so.

Vision and mission

  • To manage and promote the interests of tennis at the NWU
  • To develop healthy sportsmanship.
  • To establish a proper organisational structure for tennis.
  • To acquire and properly spend funds in accordance with the University policy.


Every year a number of first years are admitted to the NWU PUK Tennis programme from bursary applications that have been received. The closing date for applications is 31 August. The players who have not received bursaries may qualify for a bursary during the following year based on their performance throughout the year. Bursary awards are made possible by funding from the University itself. Applicants should carefully scrutinise the terms and conditions on which bursaries are awarded.

To be selected for the NWU PUK Tennis programme, a player must be registered with the North-West University Potchefstroom Campus for a degree or diploma of their choice. 


For more information contact

Heléne Botha
Sports Manager: Tennis
Potchefstroom Campus
018 299 2911