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tennis career

Mariska started playing tennis in 2010 at 14 years of age and went ahead to become ranked 1st in the World under/18 for Junior Girls.

 

She holds 10 singles titles and 20 doubles titles, having represented South Africa 3 times at the World Team Cup. She has already competed in 45 International Tours to date. 

 

Best career World Rankings : 

 

Singles -  27th  

Doubles -  22nd

 

 

Mariska is currently ranked 2nd in South African Women Wheelchair Tennis. 

 

 

 

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The moment I get onto the court I feel like an athlete, I feel free from the limitation set upon me.

Tennis saved me.

It taught me that my wheelchair is not the reason for my limits, but my mind is.

Now I don't believe in limits. If anyone ever tells me I can't do it, I work hard to prove them wrong.

Being disabled essentially means not being able to do something, but I have the ability to do anything I set my mind to.

MY TEAM
OF EXPERTS

Gerald Stoffberg

(Gerald.stoffberg.pbhs@gmail.com

Tennis Coach - PBHS

 

Kirsty Elliott

(Kirsty.elliott@hpc.co.za

Sport Science Expert -SEMLI 

 

Jaco Swart

(jaco@physiopretoria.co.za

Physiotherapist –Cielliers & Swart Physiotherapy 

 

Nicki de Villiers

(Nicki@nickidevilliers.co.za

Nutritionist –Nicki de Villiers Dietician 

 

Kelly Kaulback

(Kelly.kaulback@semli.co.za

Biokinetics –SEMLI 

 

F.C du Toit

(fc.dutoit@up.ac.za

Biokinetics –SEMLI