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World tennis comes to Playford

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World tennis comes to Playford
Published 14 December 2018
International sport comes to Playford. Fun for all the family.

Big-time sport is returning to Playford this summer with international men’s and women’s tennis hitting off on New Year’s Eve at our world-class sporting facility.

The Playford Tennis Centre will host its second Men’s Challenger and Women’s ITF Futures tournaments, from 31 December to 6 January, featuring players warming up for Melboune’s Australian Open.

The City of Playford Tennis International is South Australia’s most prestigious tennis event, with players competing for $100,000 in sponsors’ prizemoney.

  • Of the 32 players in the men’s main draw in last summer’s Playford International, 27 went on to the Australian Open Qualifying Tournament and four went directly into the main draw.
  • Of the 32 players in the women’s main draw, 14 went on to the Australian Open Qualifying Tournament and three went directly into the main draw.
Tennis Action 2018
Tennis stars from all over the world are coming to Playford.

Family fun

Aside from the on-court action, there’s fun for everyone with the Kids Racquet Zone, offering fun activities for our young future tennis superstars.

Thanks to P’Petual, the Kids Racquet Zone will feature three days of jam-packed children’s entertainment, while the ANZ Hot Shots program will provide a chance to learn some skills.

Adding to the Playford summer vibes will be the Splash n Bounce Inflatable Water Park at Ridley Reserve, directly opposite the Playford Tennis Centre, from 29 December.

The inflatable water park has a huge array of waterslides and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

To join all of the fun, get along to the Playford Tennis Centre from Monday 31 December to Sunday 6 January.


Tennis program:

Monday 31 December - Qualifying Day 1

Tuesday 1 January - Qualifying Day 2

Wednesday 2 January - Round 1

Thursday 3 January - Round 2

Friday 4 January – Quarter Finals

Saturday 5 January – Semi Finals

Sunday 6 January – Finals

# Predicted schedule – may change based on weather and tournament referee’s discretion.


Kids Racquet Zone/ANZ Hot Shots:

Friday 4 January – 10am to 2pm

Saturday 5 January – 10am to 2pm

Sunday 6 January – 9am to 11am

Check out the action from last summer's event.

Playford Tennis Centre, corner of Main North and Midway roads, Elizabeth East.