Highway Mail's High School SPAR Star (August 2021)
06 September 2021
St Mary’s DSG, Kloof’s high school SPAR Star of the month is Grade 8 leaner, Zahra Dreyer-Ferreira.
Zahra’s love for tennis started when she first went for lessons at the tender age of four. In Grade 4, she took part in her first tennis tournament at St Mary’s and since then she’s taken the tennis scene by storm.
Zahra is an extremely diligent sportswomen and trains with her coach, Mark Vorwerk at least five days a week for 2-3 hours a time. She recently took part in the Interprovincial Tennis Tournament held at TUKS University and made the KZN U15A Tennis team, (a huge achievement being only 13-years old). She won all her single and mixed doubles matches, and their team came second overall.
She will be attending the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Junior Tour which will be held in Pretoria from 30 August – 03 September this year. Sportsmen and women under the age of 18 from all over the world will be participating in the event. It is a huge accomplishment and honour to attend an event of this calibre. “Zahra we wish you all the best, you truly are remarkable and you’ve already made us very proud,” says Mrs Nicklin, the school’s Head of Sport.