Australian Claycourt Championships kick-start junior calendar


The Australian Claycourt Championships, starting in Canberra tomorrow, mark the return of Australian junior tournaments after a disrupted yr.

Canberra, Australia, 5 April 2021 | Tennis Australia

Australia’s high junior tennis gamers are making ready for the 2021 12/u & 14/u Australian Claycourt Championships introduced by Kia in Canberra, ACT, with motion set to get underway from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 April.

The competitors marks the return of nationwide junior tournaments following a yr of disruption as a consequence of COVID-19.

A complete of 128 junior gamers will take to the court docket on the Canberra Tennis Centre in Lyneham, competing for beneficial Australian rating factors and nationwide titles of their respective age teams.

High seeds  Boys Ladies
12/u Cruz Hewitt (Vic) Tahlia Kokkinis (Qld)
14/u Charlie Camus (ACT) Lily Taylor (Qld)

“Our junior occasions have been considerably impacted by the pandemic in 2020 so it’s thrilling to launch a brand new calendar and sequence of tournaments to supply competitors alternatives for our greatest younger gamers,” Event Director Francis Soyer mentioned.

“Tournaments just like the Australian Claycourt Championships are integral to the event of younger gamers, and it’s essential for them to have the chance to benchmark their expertise in opposition to opponents of their age group,” Soyer continued.

Supporting native participation and improvement throughout the subsequent era of Australian tennis is of nice significance to us,” Dean Norbiato, Basic Supervisor of Advertising Kia Australia mentioned

“These championships assist formidable, younger and gifted children get out on the courts to achieve their full potential and we’re proud to be part of that – notably after the yr that was.”

Tennis ACT CEO Kim Kachel is trying ahead to internet hosting the occasion in Canberra. “12/u & 14/u Australian Claycourt Championships is a incredible occasion for the ACT and the entire area, not just for locals, however for everybody  who travels to the occasion and may expertise all that Canberra has to supply, together with our nice amenities right here on the Canberra Tennis Centre.

“The ACT has a proud historical past internet hosting most of these tournaments, with the likes of native gamers together with Nick Kyrgios, Annerly Poulos and Charlie Camus all profitable nationwide championships through the years. World No.1 Ash Barty, 2019 Roland Garros Champion, is a earlier nationwide champion, which provides you a sign of the significance of those occasions for the event of our gamers.

“The Canberra tennis group will once more have the chance to assist our greatest native hope, Charlie Camus, when he leads the native cost within the 14/u age group this week.”

2021 Australian Claycourt Championships introduced by Kia 

Date: Tuesday 6 April – Sunday 11 April 2021
What: 12/u and 14/u Australian Claycourt Championships
Venue: Canberra Tennis Centre, Lyneham
Entry: Entry is free to the general public
Occasions: Singles championships – 12/u Boys, 12/u Ladies, 14/u Boys, 14/u Ladies

Doubles championships – 12/u Boys, 12/u Ladies, 14/u Boys, 14/u Ladies

Event Director Francis Soyer
Attracts and outcomes Acceptance lists, match attracts and outcomes could be discovered HERE. A hyperlink to dwell scores may even be accessible right here.

Three Australian junior championships happen yearly and have every of the Grand Slam surfaces – clay, grass and hardcourt. A junior groups championships will  be hosted on the Gold Coast in Queensland in 2021.

2021 calendar – Australian Junior Championships introduced by Kia

  • Claycourt Championships: 6-11 April (Canberra, ACT)
  • Groups Championships: 27 June–1 July (Gold Coast, Qld)
  • Grasscourt Championships: 5-10 October (Cottesloe, Perth, WA)

The match and members entered within the occasion will comply with all insurance policies and protocols set in place by ACT Well being in relation to COVID-19.

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