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City of Playford Tennis International - All you need to know

City of Playford Tennis International - All you need to know
Published 4 October 2019
Tennis champions of the future are returning to Playford with international men’s and women’s tennis hitting off at our world-class sporting facility. Event details within...
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Tennis champions of the future are returning to Playford with international men’s and women’s tennis hitting off at our world-class sporting facility.

As part of the Australian Pro Tour Calendar, Playford Tennis Centre will host its third Men’s Challenger and Women’s ITF Futures tournaments, from 28 October to 3 November, featuring players from all over the world.

The City of Playford Tennis International is South Australia’s most prestigious tennis event in 2019, with players competing for $160,000 in sponsors’ prize money.

The tournament itself is a lead-in for those preparing to compete in Australia’s summer of Tennis. This free event is a great opportunity for everyone to witness some great tennis and to be inspired by sporting brilliance.

Our last event attracted players from 23 countries including Russia, Germany, France, USA and Great Britain.

Local favourites Luke Saville (Cobdogla, SA) and Max Purcell (NSW) won the men’s double finals.

In addition, two up and coming international tennis stars who competed in the 2018 Playford Tennis International went on to play in the September 2019 US Open Men's and Women's Finals.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu, 19, claimed the biggest achievement of her career when she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to win the women's US Open decider.

The next day in the Men's Final, 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev took Rafael Nadal to five sets, but ultimately fell short in a tight nail-biting final.

The City of Playford Tennis International has been awarded Tennis SA’s Most Outstanding Event over the last two years, so come along to experience the exceptional matches and free family fun throughout the week.

2019 Player Line-ups


Tennis program:
Monday 28 October - Qualifying Day 1
Tuesday 29 October - Qualifying Day 2
Wednesday 30 October - Round 1
Thursday 31 October - Round 2
Friday 1 November – Twilight Session - Quarter Finals
Saturday 2 November – Semi Finals
Sunday 3 November – Finals
# Predicted schedule – may change based on weather and tournament referee’s discretion.

Free Kids Zone / ANZ Hot Shots
Aside from the on-court action, there’s fun for everyone with the free Kids Zone, offering fun activities for the whole family and our young future tennis superstars.

Entry and participation in the Kids Zone is free and open to everyone, so bring the kids along to enjoy a variety of fun filled activities.

  • Tennis SA Inflatables from Friday 1 Nov, 9am - 11am will provide the kids with an active way to test their tennis serve speed and receive on-the-spot tips by professional mentors and coaches.
  • Hot shots Come and Try with Accredited Coaches is a great way to learn some skills.
  • Racquets and balls are supplied or you can bring your own.
  • Face painter to delight the children.
  • Balloon twister handing out tennis themed creations.
  • Jumpy Castle for hours of ultimate jumping fun.

Refreshments can also be purchased at the indoor café.

Full Kids Zone Times:
Friday 1 November, 4pm – 7pm
Saturday 2 November, 10am – 1pm
Sunday 3 November, 10am – 1pm

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Experience a carnival delight during our Twilight Session - Friday 1 November
This year we will be hosting our very first Twilight Session, come along after work or bring the kids after school to watch players battling it out for a place in the semi-finals. Matches start from 4.00 pm.

Our Twilight Session will also feature some extra free family attractions, including:

  • Free community barbeque, come and have a snag on us!
  • Music & Entertainment to liven the atmosphere in between matches.
  • Jumping castle and other inflatables.
  • Competitions and Giveaways throughout the Twilight Session, so make sure you come early and stay throughout the evening.
  • Prize Packs and Tickets to the Adelaide International to be won!
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Sponsor Information:

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