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Making the sport of Tennis accessible to all.

Mitchell deetlefs

Mitchell, founder of Groundstrokes Academy, took over CF Tennis in 2021 and continues to build on the 27 years of coaching history in KZN.

Mitchell’s personal tennis background is one of a local boy who captained Maritzburg College Tennis in 2011 and then went on to represent the 1st  team at TUKS.

However, his coaching history and development is where he prides himself.

Mitch started his tennis coaching career as an under 10 coach at the TUKS tennis club while helping to run their squads.  From there he coached at several locations across Pretoria

2023 marks a decade of me being a tennis coach and having experienced and achieved what I already have, I can proudly say I am very optimistic for the growth of Ground Strokes Academy and Midlands tennis as a whole.

Coach and Owner Mitch

GS Acadamy aims at providing the best tennis instruction for schools and individuals alike. We aim at making a difference in the lives of school children through tennis as a sport.



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Coach Mitch

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