Meet Kholo Montsi, 16, South Africa's very own tennis prodigy

Meet Kholo Montsi, 16, South Africa's very own tennis prodigy

A Cape Town-based tennis player has made Mzansi proud by finishing the 2019 tennis season as one of the top 20 ranked junior players in the world. The 16-year-old is ranked number one in Africa.

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Kholo Montsi has competed in many tournaments around the world, including the 2019 Junior Australian Open. His success and talent have seen him appearing on local TV shows to share his success story.

Kholo is inspired by his older brother, Sipho, who is also a successful athlete. The teenager still has to balance his tennis career and school. He says this requires discipline. His long-term goal is to go pro but would like to go to university to pursue further education.

The ambitious young man's short-term goal is to be ranked in among the top 10 best in the world. If his hard work and discipline are anything to go by, then he'll be there in no time.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Sydney-Marie Flowers, a 16-year-old girl, has joined an elite and tiny group of black women pilots as she is set to receive her private pilot's licence even before getting a driver's licence. Blavity reports that only 4.4% of airline transport pilots are women and only 2.7% are black. Flowers has not only made her parents proud but also women and the black community.

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