Williams sisters meet each other for the first-time on the SA soil. Soweto to host coaching clinics!

International tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams will be visiting South Africa on November 3 and 4 to conclude BTM.

The SABC will bring its viewers and listeners all the excitement surrounding this event.

BTM is a project to catalyse, acknowledge and reward South African women who are making a difference. 

BTM was conceived by Octagon’s CEO, Qondisa Ngwenya.  Over the years, Q has seen, repeatedly, how the power of leading female athletes and personalities can inspire and encourage women from all walks of life to achieve great things.

Comprising a number of critical initiatives, BTM launched the 2012 season with a series of Pop-up Colleges at six universities led by four of South Africa’s current leading Mould Breakers Khanyi Dhlomo, Jenna Clifford, Advocate Brenda Madumise and Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Santie Botha.

The BTM 2012 campaign will culminate in the arrival of the Williams sisters who will attend a coaching clinic in Soweto, a gala dinner and a live televised exhibition match on SABC 3 – the first time the sisters will meet each other in competition on South African soil.

Venus and Serena Williams have inspired more people to take up the sport of tennis than any others in the history of the game. In partnership with the South African Tennis Association, the Williams sisters will conduct a tennis clinic at the Arthur Ashe Tennis Academy in Jabavu, Soweto whilst on visit to South Africa.

In addition to lending their support to BTM, they will also be auctioning original signed memorabilia at a gala dinner at Monte Casino on Saturday 3rd November. 

The proceeds will be given to the Wheelchair Tennis SA through the Sports Trust.

The SABC is the exclusive media partner with Octagon in respect of the Williams sisters’ visit to South Africa.

They meet at Ellis Park Indoor Arena on Sunday 4.

Tickets available from Computicket outlets from R750, courtside.

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