Tennis South Africa appoints new CEO

Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced the appointment of Andre Homan as CEO effective February 1.

Homan, who replaces Richard Glover after leading the federation for five years, brings with him a wealth of academic and practical knowledge.

He holds two honors bachelor’s degrees and an MBA and has extensive experience in the sports and events industries.

Prior to his appointment, he was Director of Sales and Hospitality for Circa, a company specializing in commercial ventures for major events and stadiums, including Emirates Airline Park.

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His CV also includes serving as commercial director of Lions Rugby, project manager at the South African Rugby Union and commercial director of Stadium Management South Africa.

Homan was also the general manager of the Golden Lions Rugby Union amateur team, where he managed the school, club, youth development and training program at grassroots and elite level for over 10 years.

His interest in the sport spans decades, having been a provincial rugby player for the Leopards and Lions and has coaching qualifications in rugby and athletics.

He said, “I am delighted and honored to receive the confidence of the TSA Board of Directors. With the federation’s rich history and many successes over the past few years, it’s an exciting time for tennis.

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“Despite the many challenges facing sports organizations in South Africa, I believe there is a huge opportunity to grow the game and make it more accessible and inclusive. I look forward to working closely with the fraternity of tennis and plan to take on the task of helping the various stakeholders of the TSA achieve their goals with enthusiasm and vigour.

TSA Chairman Gavin Crookes acknowledged the significant progress made under Glover’s leadership and also welcomed Homan to the federation.

“The Board and I look forward to working with Andre to take South African tennis to the next level, building on the strong platform created by Richard Glover. I would like to take this opportunity to thank warmly Richard for all his work for the TSA and wish André every success in his new role,” Crookes said.

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