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Mike Dunk Elected New Chairman of South Africa IC.

Mike Dunk Elected New Chairman of South Africa IC.

Mike hails from England where he played tennis for his county, Dorset, both as a junior and senior. He was also a Dorset athletic champion. He worked for Midland Bank in England before emigrating to South Africa in 1967 but immediately went to Rhodesia to work for a bank there before returning to South Africa in 1976.

 

He has served on both club and Provincial committees and represented Gauteng East at inter provincial tournaments. His real talent lies in broadcasting and he has covered all major tournaments in South Africa since 1980 together with a number of overseas Davis Cup ties in Sweden, Germany and Italy.

 

He worked at the French Open as well as Wimbledon and the ATP year end top 8 tournament.  He also presented sports programs on radio and television.

 

Although he retired from broadcasting some years back, with the advent of Live Streaming he was able to “come out of retirement” and has covered Davis Cup matches over the past four years.  He also started a tennis magazine program “Game, Set and Match” for streaming.

 

He is married to June, who is the secretary of the SA IC, and has two daughters both of whom are working in London.

 

At the AGM Mike paid tribute to the Leonie and thanked her for seven years of “dedication and commitment to the IC here in South Africa.” The establishment of the two development clinics in Vosloorus and Kenton on Sea “will be the landmark tribute to her tenure in office.”

 

Leonie will not be lost to the IC as she will remain on the South African committee and retains her place at the African representative on the IC Council.

 

Lorna Krog, who has been involved with veterans’ tennis and the IC for many years, was elected as Honorary President.  It is a befitting honour in view of her dedication to all aspects of tennis in South Africa over many years.

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