Wimbledon in Westridge

Brandon Court, from Lansdowne, Iegshaan Small, from Rocklands, police oversight and community safety MEC Reagen Allen, formerly from Rocklands; radio presenter Aden Thomas, formerly from Portland; Mitchell’s Plain Titans members Yolanda van Schalkwyk, from Rondevlei Park, Naeema Malick, and Pam Charles, both from Rocklands. In front are Rodney Scara Brown, from Westridge, and Blake Charles, from Rocklands.

Westridge neighbours rubbed shoulders with spectators from all over the city who came to watch the Mitchell’s Plain version of Wimbledon.

Yesterday Unchain the Plain’s Rodney Scara Brown, from Westridge, and radio personality Aden Thomas, formerly from Portland, met again for the second Mitchell’s Plain street tennis tournament, this time in Bordeaux Street Westridge.

They were flanked by police oversight and community safety MEC Reagen Allen, Western Cape provincial government member of the National Assembly for the Economic Freedom Fighters Nazier Paulsen and others to entertain the children and Mr Brown’s neighbours.

Mr Brown said it was just a few hours of fun and games to occupy the children; and sharing the love the Wimbledon tournament, which he would like to attend next year.

“Aden and myself just love the tournament and have come together to share this sporting spirit with the community,” he said.

Radio personality Aden Thomas on the Wimbledon court marked on the street of Bordeaux Street, in Westridge.

Mr Brown said people came from as far as Camps Bay to witness the camaraderie and sportsmanship on Mitchell’s Plain streets.

Police oversight and community safety MEC Reagen Allen in the middle of a tennis match on the streets of Westridge.

The event brought together sports groups Unchain the Plain and Making an Impact Through Sport (MITS) Programme, businesses Olympic footwear, Ice Cream Vanni Plain, Aroma Hands’ Massage, Mobile Cutz, Keanon’s Kitchen and hundreds of children.

Spectators Luchelle Scheepers and Anthea Gurling, from Westridge.