Tennis ace Courtney Lock has been voted onto the influential International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis Tour Player Panels where he will represent Africa for the next two years.
Courtney is the younger brother of local tennis ace Benjamin and son of former Tennis Zimbabwe president and former tennis player Martin Lock.
He took to social media to express his excitement to receive the honour of representing African tennis players on the panel.
Excited to be voted on to the ITF Players Panel representing the Africa Region for a two year term 🙌🎾 Looking forward to representing the players in working with @itftennis and the other panel members, while playing on tour! #itftennis #zimbabwe #Tennis pic.twitter.com/88d3rgW7LV
— Courtney lock 🇿🇼 (@courtslock) January 19, 2022
The ITF World Tennis Tour Player Panels which are elected by players on the circuit have the primary task of providing a forum for players to offer their contribution and have their say on how the tour is run.
The elected player members will serve a term until the end of the 2023 season and will meet at least two times per year.
The 25 year-old, doubles specialist, who is also a member of Zimbabwe’s Davis Cup team recently returned to active tennis after a year on the sidelines following a double hip surgery in South Africa in August 2020.
Alongside his brother Benjamin, Courtney Lock has won 13 doubles titles on the ITF circuit between 2016 and 2019.
Last week, the pair had a promising run halted in the semi-finals by the doubles partnership of German Loic Cloes and MaratDeviatiarov from Ukraine at the M15 Monastir competition in Tunisia.
It was the first time the two were playing together in 2022.