Durban Living Legend – Teddyboy Welcome Buthelezi

Durban Living Legend – Teddyboy Welcome Buthelezi

Teddyboy Welcome Buthelezi was born in 1953 in Glebelands, Durban. He started his career in tennis coaching in the early 1980’s; but due to apartheid laws he could not be admitted to any tennis academy. His passion for the game inspired him to study abroad through correspondence courses. In 1988, he qualified as professional tennis instructor at the United States National Tennis Academy in Texas. He was only recognised as a qualified professional coach here in South Africa in 2003. Currently, Buthelezi is promoting tennis in South African townships for young, underprivileged children.

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