They will host Monaco in the new year - and the venue has been named. The Ties will be played on the Hard Courts of the Irene Country Club from January 31 - February 2 2014.
The Chairman of Irene Country Club Tennis Craig Herbst, had this to say: "We will make sure the Tie is one to remember and becomes a must-visit stop on the SA Tennis Calendar." South Africa have never lost to Monaco on the two instances the nations met, back in 1967 and in 2008.
How to play from the baseline
The expression “to endure the rally” is about those indeterminate moments of a rally where none of the players is leading.
The ability to endure the rally is fundamental when you play a “long rally”, because it offers you the chance to measure your opponent’s strong points and vulnerabilities, besides letting you position as best as possible for your next offensive shot.