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#tbt The Australian Open countdown has started: only one month until the first Grand Slam of the year is scheduled to begin! Picture: Johan Kriek, 1981 & 1982 Australian Open Champion and 1984 Australian Open semi-finalist.

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Good luck to all of our academy players at the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL this week! We have several players competing in this prestigious junior ITF event. Tiera Jarmond and Sinead Keane already won their first round qualification matches! Great job girls! Good luck to all JKTA players!

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#tbt In the past, the South African Open used to be one of the last tournaments of the season. It was also the 5th oldest tournament after the four Grand Slams. Johan Kriek won The South African Open in 1983 (see pictures). #JohanKriek #tennishistory #tennislegend #SouthAfricanOpen #EllisPark #Johannesburg

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#tbt Johan Kriek in early 80s December editions of South African magazines. Johan is still the only South African born tennis player to ever win a singles Grand Slam title.

Necker Cup 2014 Sneak Peak

November 23, 2014

2014 Necker Cup was once again a huge success. Thank you to Sir Richard Branson and his family for their incredible hospitality as always. Thank you to all Necker Cup organizers, Necker staff, players, entertainers and their families for making this year’s Necker Cup yet again a magnificent experience. Enjoy the sneak peek into this […]

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#ff Johan Kriek and Bjorn Borg reunited at the 2014 Necker Cup

November 21, 2014

#flashbackfriday Johan Kriek and Bjorn Borg’s friendship goes way back. The two tennis greats met for the first time when they were just teenagers. A lot of people remember their epic 1980 US Open semi-final, which Johan led 2 sets to 0 before losing to Bjorn in 5 sets. This week Johan and Bjorn are […]

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Necker Cup 2014 Auction

November 18, 2014

The 2014 Necker Cup has officially begun with last night’s party on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island. The guest list included Sir Richard Branson and his family, as well a number of tennis greats and their families featuring the following players: Johan Kriek and his longtime friend Bjorn Borg, Brad Gilbert, Kim Clijsters, Mike Bryan, […]

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#tbt Necker Cup 2014 Starts Next Week

November 13, 2014

#tbt World’s most exclusive Pro-Am Tennis Event is only a few days away, the Necker Cup on Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island. Here are some of Johan and Daga Kriek’s private pictures from 2013 Necker Cup featuring world’s biggest tennis stars as well as little Kristian and Karolina Kriek. Besides Johan Kriek other players […]

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Russian ITF Pro Circuit Player, Liza Khabarova, Arrives at JKTA

November 8, 2014

Russian ITF Pro Circuit player, Liza Khabarova, arrived at the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy to train and get ready for the ITF Pro Circuit Tour. Welcome Liza!Picture from today: Liza with Johan, Daga & Kristian Kriek and Sabina Simmonds at Johan and Daga Kriek’s house.

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#tbt Tennis Greats at a past ATP Masters Event in NYC

November 6, 2014

#tbt The countdown to the ATP Tour Masters continues. Here is another ATP Masters group pictures from NYC from the past that was printed in the New York Times. Players featured on the group picture: Johan Kriek, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Joakim Nystrom, John McEnroe, Henrik Sundstrom, Eliot Teltscher and Tomas Smid. Top pictures: action […]

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