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SELEPE, Patrick South Africa Team South Africa

“"If you feel you want to do something, go ahead and do it properly"”

Patrick SELEPE
ITF Player statistics
 SA ranking [Singles] World rankingPointsMovement
Singles221759.00-1
Doubles2172110.00-2

For further player statistics, see Patrick’s profile on the ITF website.


Full name: Patrick Selepe

Age: 36 years old

Division: Men's division

National Ranking: Currently number 5 in the Men's Division in South Africa

International Ranking: Ranked 152 in the world in 2010

Most significant win: SA National Games Champions, 2005, Durban

Disability: Above the knee amputation as a result of cancer

It's Patrick Selepe's undeniable passion for sport that secured him a number one ranking in the men's division in South Africa in 2005 and 2006. Through sheer tenacity he has maintained a position within the top six players in SA for the past six years. His enthusiasm for tennis and his zeal for people lead him to not only play the game he loves but to pursue a career in tennis and today he proudly works for Wheelchair Tennis South Africa as the national developmental officer, where he is able to pass his skills onto new and aspiring players. Selepe's passion, commitment and determination are just some of the qualities he brings to this developing sport. There is no doubt that Patrick loves his job and while not on the court fine tuning his own game, he enthusiastically travels to outlying areas of the country to offer the disabled the opportunity to play tennis through wheelchair tennis clinics.


On-court history:

Winner of the SA National Games Champions in Durban, 2005

Represented SA at the World Team Cup in Amsterdam, 2006

Represented SA at the World Team Cup in Brazil, 2007

Round of 16 in the ACSA SA Open 2010

Round of 16 in the ACSA Border Open 2010

Round of 16 in the ACSA SA Open 2009

Semi Finals in the ACSA Border Open 2009

Quarter Finals in ACSA Jhb Open 2009

Semi Finals in ACSA Mafikeng Open 2009