Tennis

Wheelchair tennis legend dies

2014-11-20 20:00
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Johannesburg - Frank Ramokoatsi, one of the first wheelchair tennis players in South Africa, died on Tuesday after a short illness.

Ramokoatsi, 31, achieved a career high ranking of 66 on the ITF world singles ranking and was one of the first players Wheelchair Tennis SA (WTSA) trained as a coach.

"To the Ramokoatsi family, the WTSA family, acquaintances, students and close friends there are no words to describe the gaping wound his death has left," said WTSA in a statement.

"May he rest in peace and remain in our memories forever."

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