Welcome to the world of seniors tennis, where our mission is to increase the playing opportunities and social interaction for tennis players of all standards over age 35.
Seniors tennis in Australia is booming. Seniors tennis competitions are played in all Australian States and up to 1,000 players compete each year for the Teams Trophy at the Australian Tennis Championships. In the individual Championships, players compete for the honour to represent Australia at the ITF World Teams Championships.
Australia has 14 ITF sanctioned tournaments for ITF World Singles Ranking points, 28 National Ranking tournaments, and hundreds of round robin and social tournaments as well as team based events. These events are open to any player once they reach the age of 35 or older and are designed to provide specialised tennis and social opportunities for all players throughout Australia.
Tennis is a sport that we can play for a lifetime however, as one player said “it’s always nice to play someone your own age”. Seniors tennis competitions are divided into five-year age groups starting at 35 years.
If you ever needed inspiration to get off the couch and pick up a racquet, you need go no further than our more senior players. Australia currently has 3 ITF World number 1 ranked players including Neville Halligan 85+ age group.
For further information on Tennis Seniors please visit the tennisseniors.org.au and select “SA” or call Janet Wang on 8376 9197 or 0408 123 356.