Botswana’s Sporty Friday week introduces rising tennis star Denzel Seetso

Botswana: Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture launched their Sporty Friday week in which they introduced πƒπžπ§π³πžπ₯ π’πžπžπ­π¬π¨. He is a young stellar athlete that is Denzel Seetso Denzel reached the number one tennis player in Africa for under 14 age group, qualified for the tennis Europe tour (top 3 in African Junior Championship, April), Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr International Championships (number 1 in Africa) in Florida, USA to compete with the very best tennis juniors from all over the world.

Botswana: Ministry of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture launched their Sporty Friday week in which they introduced πƒπžπ§π³πžπ₯ π’πžπžπ­π¬π¨. He is a young stellar athlete that is Denzel Seetso Denzel reached the number one tennis player in Africa for under 14 age group, qualified for the tennis Europe tour (top 3 in African Junior Championship, April), Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr International Championships (number 1 in Africa) in Florida, USA to compete with the very best tennis juniors from all over the world.

Denzel maintained the position of no.1 senior player and junior player in Botswana at the age of 16, being the youngest player from Botswana to play a Davis Cup tie. Denzel came third in the African Junior Championships in the singles category and went on to win the doubles at the same event.

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2023: started the year at ranking 209. The first tournament of the year was the African Junior Championships in February: which reached the round of 16. From there went on to win the ITF J100 leg 2 in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Reached a new career high of 183.

2022: started the year with injury, returned to play in February, and reached the semifinal in ITF J4 Potchefstroom. Won ITF J4 Gaborone, won ITF J4 Pretoria, played for Botswana at the Davis Cup as no.1 in Rwanda, Kigali reached the quarterfinal of ITF J3 Harare, won ITF J5 Gaborone, reached the semifinal of J3 ITF Johannesburg, sustained abdominal injury there, reached ITF ranking of 209.

2021: returned to playing mid–year, starting from a ranking of approx. 1250; represented Botswana in Davis Cup as the youngest ever player with a win-loss ratio of 3 to 1; Won the under 16 ITF African title in doubles and Bonze in Singles, reached Quarterfinals of Grade 3 in SA, reached semifinals of under 20 zonal championships in singles and doubles despite carrying an injury and subsequent withdrawal from the competition.

2019: August, competed in All Africa Games as the youngest Motswana, possibly the youngest competitor. Nominated for Botswana National Sports Awards in 2019 at the age of 14, Botswana National Sports Award Winner 2020.

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2023: ITF J100 Potchefstroom winner
2022: ITF J4 Gaborone winner; ITF J4 Pretoria winner, ITF J5 winner, ITF J3 Johannesburg b semifinalist, ITF J3 Harare quarter finalist
2021: Quarterfinals Grade 4, Zimbabwe; semifinal doubles Grade 4, Grade 3 quarter finals Pretoria
2019: overview medals in all continental competitions: 2 silvers at African Junior Championships, one bronze at African Masters, finished the year as number 1 ITF/CAT ranking and number 1 ITF pick to represent the African continent during the ITF GSDF International 14&U Touring Team; Southern African Junior Champion
Participated in 6 ITF/CAT under 14&U tournaments across the continent: won 6 singles titles
January: ITF/CAT Southern African Individual & Team Junior Championship – Namibia: Position 1 single, semifinal doubles, position 2: Team Competitions
March: Invitation tournament in reunion; March 18 – March 24 2019, Clay Court Event: Position 1 Doubles, Position 2, Singles (French ranking event)

Denzel has many achievements under his belt; mentioned above are just some of his winnings. He is currently on Tunisia, Turkey and Morocco tour for International Tennis Tournament J100.