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SITHOLE, Lucas "Twister" South Africa Team South Africa

ITF Player statistics
 SA ranking [Singles] World rankingPointsMovement
Singles5 3 2589.00 +1
Doubles5 5 2518.00 +1

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Snapshot:

Birth date: 30 September 1986

Resides: Newcastle, Kwa-Zulu Natal with his mother, grandmother, sisters and nephews

Greatest strengths: Competitive character, speed and agility, will to win

Plays: Left handed

Hobbies: Listening to music

Special diet: No

Training Training schedule: Five times a week plus many varied injury free activities to keep fit

Tennis aspirations: "To be the best player in the world."

Paralympics 2012: It was my dream to qualify on merit and I did. I played my best and gave my all.

Paralympics 2016: Win Gold


Age: 27 years old
Division: Quad's division
Intern International Ranking: Current ranking no.2 internationally.
Most significant win: Won the US open Grand Slam Sept. 2013, British Open Super Series 2013, Sydney Super Series Jan 2014 and Japan Super Series May 2014
Most Significant Achievement: Qualifying for the London 2012 Paralympics
Won the singles title at the US Open Grand Slam 2013
Won 3 Super Series singles titles (British Open, July 2013 and Sydney International Open, Jan. 2014 and Japan Open May 2014 )
First African player to win a Super Series Event and a Grand Slam
First disabled Sportsman to be nominated as Sport Star of the Year, SA Sports Awards 2013.
Most significant Award: Won Disabled Sportsman of the year for Gauteng 2010, 2013
Won National Disabled Sportsman of the Year 2010
Won SA Sportsman of the Year with a disability Nov 2013
Disability: Triple amputee
Birth date: 30 September 1986
Home: Newcastle, KZN
Greatest strengths: Competitive, speed and agility, will to win
Plays: Left handed
Tennis aspirations: To become number 1 in the World and win a medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
Coach: Holger Losch / Kgotso Matshego


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