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The Mpumalanga Police’s tennis team are (in front) Capt Gerrit Karelse, Lt Col Eben Louw, Col Marnus Oosthuizen (team captain), Lt Col Reinette Swart and Const Innocent Sihlali. At the back are Capt Chris Venter, Sgt Abe Tshabalala, W/O Johan Ras, Capt Marc Plessers, Const Fana Fankomo and Capt Thulani Shongwe.

Six local policemen formed part of the Mpumalanga Police tennis team that took part in the National Police Tennis Championships in Bloemfontein last week.
The championship was held from 27 June to 1 July with 10 teams participating comprising the nine provincial teams and a team from the police’s head office.
Capt Gerrit Karelse, Lt Col Eben Louw, Sgt Abe Tshabalala, and W/O Johan (Rassie) Ras from Secunda Police Station, Capt Chris Venter from eMbalenhle Police Station and Capt Thulani Shongwe from Bethal Police Station represented Mpumalanga, along with Col Marnus Oosthuizen from Middelburg, Lt Col Reinette Swart from Vosman, Const Innocent Sihlali from Ermelo, Capt Marc Plessers from Lydenburg and Const Fana Fankomo from Nelspruit.
Col Oosthuizen, the team’s captain, was selected to be a member of the Police’s National Tennis Committee.
Lt Col Swart, the only woman in the Mpumalanga team, excelled by being chosen for the national team.
Lt Col Louw played his last tournament for the Police.
He aims to retire from the Service later this year.
“Our team’s results are average with a few individual highlights, but we are plan to up our game next year,” said Capt Venter.

The Mpumalanga Police’s tennis team are (in front) Capt Gerrit Karelse, Lt Col Eben Louw, Col Marnus Oosthuizen (team captain), Lt Col Reinette Swart and Const Innocent Sihlali. At the back are Capt Chris Venter, Sgt Abe Tshabalala, W/O Johan Ras, Capt Marc Plessers, Const Fana Fankomo and Capt Thulani Shongwe.
The Mpumalanga Police’s tennis team are (in front) Capt Gerrit Karelse, Lt Col Eben Louw, Col Marnus Oosthuizen (team captain), Lt Col Reinette Swart and Const Innocent Sihlali. At the back are Capt Chris Venter, Sgt Abe Tshabalala, W/O Johan Ras, Capt Marc Plessers, Const Fana Fankomo and Capt Thulani Shongwe.

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