Who We Are
At Bollistic Sport Academy, we take pride in working closely with each child personally to bring out the very best in them.
We work on their movement, helping them achieve the best of their natural born talent. We help them define their motor skills which will be beneficial to them throughout their education and a skill that is necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life.
Welcome to Bollistic Sport!
Hi, I am Chantal and I am delighted to welcome you to our website! I have had some challenges to deal with in my life. As often happens, these challenges have led me deeper into the world of looking at children’s hearts as well as wanting to help them develop to be the best that they can be – on and off the sports field.
Exactly ten years ago, I moved back to my hometown and started Bollistic Tennis Academy – at that time with only four players. I worked hard and despite a lot of challenges, I started moving towards the purpose I believe that God has for my life. Today we have 340 tennis players enrolled in the Academy. With my husband and my great team supporting me through tough times, more doors started to open.
Then, more recently, we have started looking further afield and I saw the opportunity to start a Sports Academy in town – with the idea of bringing a more specialised field to our players. Living in a small town, children do not always have the opportunity to get the best help they need – even with the great talent that there is. However, that is what I want to help our kids to achieve: TO BE THE BEST PERSON/PLAYER THEY CAN BE.
Here is a quick preview of who and what I am about. I grew up in a small town in the North West Province of South Africa. Being the youngest of three kids with my sister 15 years older and my brother 13 years older than me, you could say I was raised like an only child…and yes that had its pros and cons. I showed an interest in sport from an early age: I started playing for my school’s junior A tennis team in Grade 3 and basically from there on I was always in the first team up until Grade 12.
I started representing my province from u/10 until u/18. I was offered a scholarship in Arizona when I was grade 7, but my parents felt that I was too young to go. Today I thank them for making that decision, otherwise I probably would not have been doing what I am doing now.
I started coaching in my Grade 12 year due to the fact that there was no funds for me to go study. The first five years of my coaching career were tough.
I went through a lot of challenges as a young girl. My father passed away in 2005 with cancer, shortly after that my mother fell ill with emphysema.
Being married myself now, I understand that she mourned for the loss of her life partner and gave up living.I got the opportunity to go and coach with two great coaches in the city in 2007 and two weeks after I moved there, my mother passed away.
I see this as God’s plan for my life, preparing me to take on the challenges the world would throw at me at the age of 27. I coached at Waterkloof High School, Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool and Cornwall Hill College, where I was also the head coach of tennis. I enjoyed every moment of my journey. Through these experiences, I came to know exactly how I wanted to run my own academy and the values that I wanted to stand by.
In 2009 I married my rock and my true north in life. It has not always been moonshine and roses, but it has taught me to persevere, work and fight for the most precious gift in life and that is family. We moved back to our hometown and both started our own businesses in 2009. Despite lots of challenges, we are both very successful and blessed.
Our son was born in 2012 – the most amazing little person I have ever met. Being raised as an almost only child, this new phase of my life was very stressful, confusing but also so much more than I ever could imagine. This is where I realised what a blessing children are and that they are a gift from God.
I still have my challenges every day. However, the day I realised that in order to move into the purpose that God has for my life, I needed to put my husband’s and my son’s lives before mine and only then the Academy’s needs – that was the day when my challenges turned into blessings. I have to make choices every day on who, what and how – and only I am responsible for those choices. In 2015 I represented my country at the Senior World Championships in Turkey.
What an amazing experience! That experience and the fact that my son was growing up so fast, made me realise that I wanted to teach children to have hope and dreams and to never give up. In order to be able to do that, I needed an above average team to support me in this specific journey – a team with the same vision and mission in mind.
Over a period of three to four years, I have walked a path of learning – I have learned a lot about people, business and customer care. We are still not where we want to be, but at least we have made the first move. We are proud that Bollistic Sport has kicked off with the different departments that we currently have.
Our aim: To reach more children’s hearts. First of all, we want to teach them that there is hope and that there is a purpose for each one’s life. They are the choices they make and no matter what…they must stay humble. I am so excited about what the future holds for me, myfamily, and the academy. If we can make just one child a day feel that he/she is worth it and good enough, can you imagine what type of champions will be raised in whatever field they choose to take part in.
Offering you the best in tennis, hockey, cricket and sports performance specialists
Why our Programs are so Successful
- Coaches are SATA (SA Tennis Association) and ITF (International Tennis Federation) qualified.
- Coaches are also TSA, CSA & SAHOC qualified
- Coaches’ lessons are planned weekly.
- Basic technical shots, such as the forehand, serve, etc. is taught.
- Tennis, hockey and cricket specific practice routines and games are used as aids to help learners with basic shots.
- To develop motor skills, we use tennis specific practice methods.
- Coordination, receptive skills, speed reaction and spatial movement is developed.
- A large part of our programme is aimed at emotionally strengthening learners and to develop positive self-esteem.
- Regular weekly coaching.
- Special tennis competitions will be organised throughout the term.
- Grade R’s and 1s play on a minimised tennis court with big, sponge balls.
- Grade 2s and 3s play tennis on a 3/4 and full court.
Bollistic Sport Academy – fortified by generations of friendships, volunteerism and fun – fosters a life-long love of the game in a welcoming environment, encouraging players of all ages and skill levels to be both good players and good sportsmen/sportswomen.
To be the Academy of choice for quality players, and to deliver the best quality coaching. To employ TSA registered coaches with Christian Values that value’s each child as a blessing from God. We are introducing children to modified tennis competitions that feed grassroots associations.
We are ensuring that our Academy develops great competitions for current and new players to enjoy. We are engaging our volunteers and finding ways to recognize their contribution.
The winning goal must not be exaggerated, but rather the importance of selflessness, pride in performance, control of mood and the ability to win or lose with grace. This is a sport where the player can express himself to set personal goals and pursue.
Integrity, reliability and transparency
- We pride ourselves on our integrity.
- We pride ourselves on the quality of our work.
- We deal with our players and parents with the utmost transparency.
- We acknowledge mistakes honestly and without defensiveness, and rectify them promptly.
Leadership and Innovation
- We are a restless Academy that is never satisfied and continually looks for new and better ways of doing things.
- We are willing to take risks to innovate and remain at the cutting edge.
- We are proactive in helping players to identify, scope and integrate their playing needs, to leverage the maximum benefit.
- Coaches, players and parents are our most important asset;
- We treat each other with dignity and respect and acknowledge each other’s unique skill sets and contributions to the team;
- We support each other and behave as a team;
- We deal with conflict promptly and fairly; and
- We recognise and appropriately reward our team.
Chantal de Lange
Owner and Tennis Coach
- 1999 – North West provincial squad coach.
- 2000 – North West provincial squad coach.
- 2001 – North West provincial squad coach.
- 2003 – Third runners up in the country of Roland Garros Peugeot mixed tournament.
- 2004 – Number two player in North-West over 30 Inter – Pro team.
- 2006 – North West Club winners to play in the S.A. Open club championships.
- 2009 – Gauteng North primary schools committee member.
- 2010 – Gauteng North primary schools committee member.
- 2010 – Gauteng North High schools u/15 A–team manager and coach.
- 2012 – North West Senior no 1 ladies player and South African Senior Ranking top 10 in the country.
- 2013 – North West Senior no 1 ladies player and South African Senior Ranking top 10 in the country.
- 2015 – Represent South Africa in the Senior World Championships that was held in Turkey.
- 2015 – Selected to represent Gauteng Central in the Inter-Provincial Tournament that was hosted in October.
- 2016 – Selected to represent South Africa at Senior World Championships in Croatia.
- 2016 – Singles ranking of no 4 and doubles no 2 in South Africa.
Tiaan van Tonder
Tennis Coach and Kinderkinetics
- BA Human Science and Psychology
- Honours Kinderkinetics
- TSA Play and Stay
- TSA Level 1
- First Aid Level 2
2019 – Inter provincial coach for North West u/17
- TSA Play and Stay
- TSA Level 1
- Grade 12
Head Cricket Coach
- TSA Play and Stay
- CSA Level 2 Coaching
- First Aid Level 1
Johanni van Rooyen
- BA(Mbk)(Hons)Sport Science.
- BSportsci (2005 – 2007).
- BA(Human Movement Science)(Hons)Sport Science (2008).
- BA(Human Movement Science)(Hons)Biokinetics (2009).
- Registered as a Professional Biokineticist at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as well as the Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA).
Mental Performance Coach
- Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences with Human Movement Science (2018 – Current) MBWS (Thesis – Sport Psychology).
- Magister Artium in Sports Science (2016) – MBWS 871 (Dissertation in Sport Psychology).
- Honours in Sport Science (2012) – MBWS 681 (Research Methodology and mini-dissertation) – MBWS 682 (Applied Sport Physiology) – MBWS 683 (Applied Biomechanics) – MBWS 684 (Sport Psychology) – MBWS 685 (Sport Science Internship) – MBWS 686 (Sport Science Practice).
- B.A in Human Movement Sciences and Psychology (2011) – MBWK 315 (Applied Exercise Physiology) – MBWK 316 (Biokinetics) – MBWK 324 (Research Methodology) – MBWK 325 (Applied Exercise Practice) – PSYC 311 (Psychopathology) – PSYC 312 (Research and Psychometry) – PSYC 321 (Basic Guidance and Ethical Behavior) – PSYC 322 (Applied Psychology) – WVES 311 (Applied Ethics) – TMBP 111 (Tourism Management – additional module) -TMBP 121 (Hospitality Management – additional module).
Children may develop the needed skills on their own and even compete at a high level, but without a mentor they will rarely do so as they grow as people and fully realise where their potential lies.