The ATL–Vic Conference will feature an innovative Super Round draw when it kicks off in November.
This will be the first time any tennis competition in Victoria will feature a Super Round, where every match in each conference will be held at the same venue, giving spectators and fans the opportunity to watch the best male and female Victorian players at one convenient location.
In addition to this, all selected ATL teams will host a Super Round, where all matches in their Conference will be played at their venue, spoiling the club and spectators with full access to Victoria’s best tennis talent.
“Clubs were very supportive of the Super Round format. It will provide clubs, tennis enthusiasts and most importantly the players the chance to showcase their talents to a larger audience while also adding excitement and atmosphere to the competition,” said Tennis Victoria’s Competition Manager Jeff Downes.
Tennis enthusiasts will be provided with a tennis feast featuring Sam Groth of the Liston Seagulls (world fastest serve), Joe Sirianni of the Dingley Dingoes (former world No.128), Ryan Thomas of the Donvale Devils (ranked No.58 in Australia), Nima Roshan of the Waverley Warriors (ranked No.35 in Australia), John Peers of the Kooyong Classics(ranked No.20 in Australia) and Sam Dowler of the Bundoora Bulls (ranked No.66 in Australia) set to play at the same venue in each Super Round.
Tennis fans will also be privileged to see a number of top Australian women in action, including Sally Peers of the Kooyong Classics (career-high WTA ranking of No.145), Samantha Harris of the Belgrave Rangers (ranked No.55 in Australia), Nives Baric of the Frankston Firebirds (career-high No.812 WTA ranking) and Marija Mirkovic of the MCC Demons (career-high WTA ranking of No.276).
Tennis Victoria is also excited to announce in Round 5, for the first time in Victorian tennis history, all men’s and women’s Conferences matches will converge as one for the Waverley Warriors Super Round fixture on Sunday 25 November.
“The ATL is an exciting introduction in the world of tennis,” Downes said.
“With the shortened format, I believe it will lead to tennis becoming a more attractive sport for not only commercial partners but also to the next generation of tennis players.
Each club has their own profile on the Tennis Victoria website, which highlights individual players to watch throughout the conference.
View the ATL Victorian Conference Super Round Fixture here.