The TORO Tennis Cape Town branch is based at the beautiful scenic Welgemoed Tennis Club in Bellville, Cape Town. We have several campuses that we train at weekly, namely Fairmont High School & DF Malan High School. We offer programs for all players from our TINY TOROS Program right up to our ELITE TOROS Program.

 

Come on down to one of our venues and meet the team!

 

 

Cape Town

Director
Martin Redelinghuys
Head Coach - Performance Program
Linley Marthinus

Co-founder & Director of TORO Tennis Academy

 

Certified Advanced Instructor - South African Tennis Association

Former # 1 U/18 Singles & Doubles player in the South African Junior Rankings

Travelled and competed in various ITF Junior tournaments

Played Division 1 College Tennis in the USA for 4 years (University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nationally ranked & University of North Carolina

UNCG Men's Assistant Coach (2008)

Bachelors Degree in Business & Hospitality Management

Assistant Coach at the Maidstone Country Club, New York (3 years)

Experience: 10 years

Head Coach of the PerformanceTORO Programs

 

Certified Level 1 Instructor - South African Tennis Association

Western Province Interprovincial Team (2001 – 2005)

Undefeated in Interprovincial Competition and Most Valuable Player (3 consecutive years)

Part of the Western Province Interprovincial Championship Winning Team (2003)
Competed in various ITF Junior tournaments

Experience: 6 years

Head Coach - Alex Zietsman

Head Coach at Fairmont High & Reddam House College

 

Qualifications

 

  • Play and Stay

  • Level 1 – National Instructor

 

Coaching Experience – 24 years

 

  • Coached all levels from beginners to international players

  • Coached at the following Academies nationwide​

    • Touring coach to all SA’s top junior tournaments since 2002

    • 24 years’ coaching experience

 

Achievements

 

  • Coached numerous juniors all over the country such as

    • Monica Gorny and Ilze Hattingh (Fed Cup player)

  • Trained with current and ex-pro doubles players like Raven Klaasen, Jeff Coetzee and Kevin Ulyett

Head Coach - Junior Program
Andre Kriek

Head Coach of the Junior TORO Programs

 

Coached at Lyttelton Tennis Club from 2005 - 2013

Intermediate Coach at the Smile Tennis Academy from 2013 - 2014

Worked under TUKS Head Coach Kobus Botha from 2014 - 2015

Has run several tennis camps for all ages

Is passionate about seeing young players grow into accomplished tennis players

Experience: 10 years

Head Coach -
Eden D'Oliveira

Head Coach at Stellenberg High School & Head Ted of Teddy Tennis Durbanville

 

Eden joins the TORO team with a vast amount of playing experience at the highest level in Paris and Germany. 

Career Highlights:

  • Lived in Spain while competing in ITF futures and team matches across Europe and North Africa

  • Travelled and competed in Futures, achieving $10.000 finals

  • South African representative: three-time gold medallist, Western Province number 1 and Interprovincial representative

  • Passionate about holistic development on and off court

  • Bachelors Degree in Communication Science, Honours degree in Linguistics and currently completing my Masters with freelance interests in digital and traditional communication

Head Coach - Petri Strauss

Head Coach at Welgemoed Primary

 

Qualifications

 

  • Play and Stay

 

Coaching own daughter, Abigael Strauss

  • ​2017 Achievements
    • WP & BOLAND WILSON TOURNAMENTS

      • 1 BRONZE MEDALS

      • 3 GOLD MEDALS

      • 1 SILVER MEDAL PLAYING U/14 WP WILSON(10 YEARS OLD)

      • RUNNER UP WP WILSON MASTERS TOURNAMENT (TOP 8 PLAYERS GET INVITED)

      • WP U/11A

    • 2018 Achievements

      • 1 SILVER MEDAL U/12 WP WILSON TOURNAMENT

  • Coached WP U/11A Boys and Girls at the Synergy Cup

  • Team Manager for the u/11 Boys and Girls

    • Won the Synergy Cup beating out Boland and Eden

Head Coach - Junior Elite
Rutger La Cock

Head Coach of the Junior Elite players

 

Competed at the highest level in the Province

Former #1 at Fairmont High School

Competed in National & Provincial events country wide
Competed in various ITF Junior tournaments

Playing Experince: 5 years

Experience: 2 years

Finance & Accounts
Martin Edward Redelinghuys

Head of the Finance & Accounts Department

 

Martin Edward has joined the TORO Team from its outset. He brings a wealth of tennis experience as the father of the Director, Martin Redelinghuys, and accompanied him through his career in South Africa and abroad.

 

Martin Edward has worked in the project management field for more than 30 years at Telkoms Cape Town division. He brings his valuable experience to the TORO Team and will be heading up the Finance department.

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