#tbt Johan Kriek, South African Hall of Famer & only Grand Slam Champion

#tbt Johan Kriek is still the only South African born tennis player with Grand Slam singles titles.

In 2007 Johan was inducted into the South African Sport Hall of Fame.

These days Johan dedicates his time to his tennis academy helping juniors and up and coming professional players reach their goals. “Making it on a professional tennis tour and even play high level Division 1 college tennis is not easy these days. It is even harder if players have to make it on their own. My goal is to help South African tennis players as well as players from all over the world and offer them guidance and proper training so they can reach their potential and don’t feel that they have to do it on their own.”

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Daga Mrozek Kriek began playing tennis at the age of 9, in her native country, Poland, achieving the number 3 ranking in Juniors for three consecutive years. She has also excelled in collegiate tennis at Virginia Tech where she played for four years on a full athletic scholarship. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1996 and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Championship Team from 1996 to 1999.

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