MTENNIS: Top Prospect Philip Henning Set to Join Bulldogs


Philip Henning, a top player from South Africa, has signed with the Georgia men’s tennis team and will be eligible to play starting in January, head coach Manuel Diaz announced.

Henning is a part of South Africa’s Davis Cup team and is widely considered one of the top juniors in the world. He has a career-high ITF ranking of No. 35 and an ATP world ranking of 1608. He will join the team during the upcoming spring semester as an eligible freshman.

“We could not be more excited with the addition of Philip Henning to this year’s squad,” Diaz said. “Philip will have an immediate impact on our team and has such a bright future ahead of him. He is a high character kid who works extremely hard and we are pleased he will be joining the Georgia tennis family.”

Henning won an impressive seven ITF junior titles in 2017 and three in 2018. He has also participated in several grand slam events like the French Open and Australian Open. In 2017, he finished in the doubles quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

The Bloemfontein, South Africa native joins an already highly-touted signing class that included Blake Croyder, Trent Bryde and Britton Johnston. Earlier in November, Georgia signed Tyler Zink for next year’s class. Zink is a blue-chip prospect according to and has reached a career-high ITF ranking of No. 43.

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