Our origin story

Tamboerskloof Tennis Club has a history going back to 1928 (on paper) and has trophies dated 1936. The club is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s city centre with a spectacular view of Table Mountain and Lions Head. Situated in an old brick quarry, most of the houses in the area were built with bricks made from the quarry. In 2012 the club was relaunched with a new Swiss contingent, as the Tamboerskloof Swiss Tennis Club. The club has also undergone a major upgrade, including two newly surfaced courts, floodlights and an extended and refurbished clubhouse.

Tamboerskloof Swiss Tennis Club is a social club offering tennis players of all ages and levels the opportunity to play and enjoy tennis and participate in in-house tournaments. Currently, the club does not engage in league tennis but offers an informal internal club ladder for members that are interested in some competitive tennis. As much as our club loves social tennis, we also love social get-togethers, such as braais, breakfasts and quiz evenings, which are organised to get to know each other on and off the court. Check out our Gallery for past tournaments and events!


Apart from offering a tennis club with a central location and a spectacular view of Table Mountain, Tamboerskloof Swiss Tennis Club provides the following facilities:

  • Four tennis courts
  • Flood lights (on two courts)
  • Club house with full kitchen facilities
    (available on certain days)
  • Braai facilities
  • Changing rooms with showers
  • Table tennis table
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Online booking system

A few of us with our Federer poster signed for us by the man himself!

Vintage tennis social with scones, strawberries and cream!

2022/23 ExCo members

Chairperson: Justin Tonkin
Treasurer: Verena Bakker
Secretary: Jonathan More
Men’s Captain: Rob Kading
Ladies’ Captain: Alecia Sewlal
Membership: Simon Johnson-Barker & Reynard Marx
Refreshments: Hugh du Toit
Maintenance: Josh Shimkin & Paddy Pirow
Events: Jitske Cnossen

Khayelitsha Tennis Club Collaboration

We are partnering with Khayelitsha Tennis Club (KTC) to promote interaction and to help out where we can. KTC consists mostly of younger kids who are super eager and talented but lack the means to buy equipment and pay for tournaments. KTC tennis club has been run single-handedly by Sibongile Mlotywa for many years, and recently a few of us from TKSTC have joined him on a newly formed EXCO.

Some of the ways we are working together include fun tennis and braai days, fundraising events, tennis workshops and TKSTC members playing for KTC in the WP league now and then. We are looking forward to even more collaboration in the near future.

Fun afternoon tennis and braai with Khayelitsha Tennis Club!

Tennis under the rainbow!

Social Outreach

In June 2021 the ExCo with the support of the TKSTC members kicked off a food drive to address the dire impact of the Covid19 pandemic on the economically vulnerable. Members make cash donations that are used to support the Sunflower Development Community, an NPO run by Aunty Shamiela in Mannenberg. Aunty Shamiela cooks for the Mannenberg community and distributes food to a number of groups for distribution amongst those in need. We help her by doing a monthly purchase of groceries that she needs for her cooking. We also support the Soli Philander Foundation with toiletries for the housing-insecure.