The Harvard women’s tennis team played a friendly match against a team from Stellenbosch University on Friday (23 August) during this American university’s tour to South Africa.

Neither Head Coach Traci Green nor any of the players have ever to Africa and they were enjoying their visit.

According to Green they spent their time training, visiting popular tourism sites and participating in community projects.

One of the players, Amy He, said it was amazing playing tennis in Stellenbosch with the view on the mountains.

“Every day is packed. It’s been a very rewarding experience,” she said about the tour.

Green said earlier that South Africa has a very powerful history, not to mention top-notch tennis.

“We are particularly excited about combining great training and bonding for our fall season with meaningful tennis-related community service,” she added.

Caption: Each member of the Harvard tennis team received a replica of Pokkel, SU’s mascot. 

Photographer: Anton Jordaan

Article issued by University of Stellenbosch