The first weekend of matches takes place at the UCT astro from May 3 to 6 and Le Roux said the team were gelling well under the former South African star.
“Tsoanelo has brought a lot of her own coaching culture to the squad,” she added.
“Players have linked with her and there is a good coach-player relationship. As the season progresses I am sure this will get stronger.”
Le Roux said Pholo would add a fun element to their training, without compromising on the competitive edge that is required.
“I feel that some of the players are in a pressure-cooker situation to manage their academic and sport commitments.
“As a female coach, Tsoanelo adds a dynamic to the group in that she can relate to them mentally, having done it all herself before.”
She added that a mix of senior stars and promising U21 players formed the core of the squad and they were ready to show what they could do.
“We have a great base of players from our senior group available,” said Le Roux.
“For example, national Olympic squad player and vice-captain Kristen Paton, captain Lisa Hawker, who played in the 2015 and 2017 tournaments and is a national squad member, and Namibians Phia Gerber and Jivanka Kruger are some of the senior players.
“Combine them with several U21 players and we have a squad full of experience and youth.
“But we know we need to stay calm and follow the coach’s plans, taking each game at a time.”
With eight teams vying for the title, Le Roux said it was difficult to separate the top contenders.
“I really feel that all the teams are in the running,” she said.
“The sides that perform most consistently on the first weekend will obviously be the ones to watch, but it will probably all boil down to what happens on the second weekend.”
The second round of games will be played in Potchefstroom from May 10 to 13, with the play-offs being held on the Monday. The final will be played on May 20.