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Sport24.co.za | Chair umpire makes tennis history for SA
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    Patrick Selepe will become the first tennis official with a disability to work as a chair umpire in Davis Cup competition in South…
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Pretoria - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Tennis South Africa (TSA) have named their officials for the upcoming Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Estonia.

The tie is to be played at the Irene Country Club outside Pretoria from Friday, February 3 to Sunday, February 5.

The referee and ITF representative at the tie will be experienced umpire, Dr. Ashraf Hamouda of Qatar. The two chair umpires are Patrick Selepe from Soshanguve, Pretoria and Tebogo Maleka from Soweto, Johannesburg.

The chief of umpires will be Mpho Makhoba of Atteridgeville, Pretoria.

This will be the first David Cup tie Selepe will be officiating in. Selepe, who has a prosthetic leg, becomes the first official with a disability to be awarded the opportunity to work as a chair umpire in Davis Cup competition in the country.

Selepe is a regular official on the Southern Africa Futures circuits.

It will also be Maleka’s debut tie and a special one being on home soil. He…

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