The High Performance Centre (hpc) at the University of Pretoria is Southern Africa’s first elite one-stop sports facility. Launched in May 2002, the centre is the training ground for tomorrow’s sporting champions and the venue of choice for sports professionals and enthusiasts alike. From training facilities to medical services, accommodation and food, the hpc offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy its awe-inspiring environment.
The centre is situated on the University of Pretoria’s sports grounds and offers 76 hectares of sports dedicated land. The hpc is endorsed by the University’s institute of Sport Research (ISR) and enjoys the very best in state of the art technology and expertise. The centre manages the intellectual development of sport science-based practices, sporting infrastructure and facilities, sports events and sport-inspired hospitality services.
The hpc is located in Pretoria (Gauteng), in South Africa’s capital. Pretoria boasts the best of South Africa’s weather, high altitude (approximately 1,500m (4920ft) above sea level) and easy access to OR Tambo International airport (the busiest airport in Africa). This makes the hpc ideal for the full-time training of its academy students as well as for visiting local and international guests.
The role of the hpc can be divided into two inter-related parts: The TuksSport Academies and to provide a venue for high profile international and local athletes and teams for pre-season or pre-event training.