2 January 2019 | Tennis ACT

Looking to watch some world class tennis right here in Canberra?  Then the East Hotel Canberra Challenger is the place to be.  Taking place at the Canberra Tennis Centre from January 6-12, the event has attracted top 100 players from across the globe as they complete their final preparations for Australian Open 2019.

Draws and Order of play

The order of play will be released each afternoon/evening at the conclusion of play.

All draws and the order of play can be found here.

How much are tickets?

Entry into the East Hotel Canberra Challenger is FREE from January 6-11.  On finals day January 12, entry is by gold coin donation or a limited amount of reserved seating and VIP seats are available for purchase here.

Reserved Seating Zone: Introduced this year, the Reserved Seating Zone gives you the opportunity to sit in the first two rows – the best seats in the house! On entry you will receive a wristband which will give you access to the Reserved Seating Zone, and then you can select your seat. All seats have back support, seat cushions and are in the first two rows. Please note that some seats could be in the sun, depending on the time of day. The first final commences at 11am.

VIP Packages: Experience the ultimate VIP package! On arrival, enjoy canapes and drinks on the terrace, then make your way court side where lunch and beverages will be served throughout the finals. This is the perfect opportunity to host clients, or grab some friends to watch some of the best players in the world. Tickets are $85 per person, and includes your ticket, private catering and beverages throughout the event. Please note this area is for 18 years+. Some seats may be in the sun depending on the time of day. Entry is from 10:30am, with the first match to commence at 11am.

When will play take place?

The proposed schedule of play is below.  The schedule of play is always subject to change, so please check the daily order of play which can be found here.

Date Time Round
Sunday 6 January 10:00am – *6:00pm Qualifying & 1st round
Monday 7 January 10.00am – *6.00pm 1st & 2nd round
Tuesday 8 January 11.00am – *6.00pm 2nd round
Wednesday 9 January 11.00am – *5.00pm 3rd round
Thursday 10 January 11.00am – *5.00pm Quarterfinals
Friday 11 January 10.00am – *4.00pm Semifinals
Friday 11 January 2:00pm – *7.00pm Doubles Semifinals – Twilight Session
Saturday 12 January 11.00am – *3.00pm Singles and Doubles final

*end time is approximate and will depend on the length of matches.

Who is playing?

The East Hotel Canberra Challenger entry list current as at 4/1/19

ATP Ranking First name Last name Nation
73 Roberto Carballes Baena ESP
86 Hubert Hurkacz POL
89 Jiri Vesely CZE
91 Ilya Ivashka BLR
167 Marc Polmans AUS
275 Yunseong Chung KOR
276 Elliot Benchetrit FRA
278 Zhe Li CHN
303 Tomislav Brkic BIH
308 Di Wu CHN
310 Tristan Lamasine FRA
329 Roy Smith USA
332 Renzo Olivo ARG
334 Tak Khunn Wang FRA
342 Hugo Grenier FRA
344 Andrew Harris AUS
346 Marcel Tomas Barrios Vera CHI
347 Dayne Kelly AUS
355 Zihao Xia CHN
372 Marc-Andrea Huesler SUI
404 Chien-hsun Lo TPE
409 Brydan Klien GBR
412 Jacob Grills AUS
WC James Frawley AUS

Twilight doubles session; 2pm – 7pm Friday 11 January 2019. Entry is Free. (TIME UPDATED due to predicted bad weather).

On the eve of the East Hotel Canberra Challenger finals, the popular Twilight Session returns to the Canberra Tennis Centre.

Catch all the action of the doubles semifinals on centre court, while experiencing local food and beverages from Canberra and region. There will be a chill out zone, where you can sit back and enjoy live entertainment, or grab a racquet and have a hit with mates on court.

There will be food vendors including BentSpoke Brewing Co, Canberra Region and Wine Merchants, Super Bao, , The Meat Wizard and a dessert station from Next Gen.

For information is available here.

Food and Beverage

Please note, access to the Next Gen Canberra café is for members only.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Tennis Pavilion, and on finals day (Saturday 12 January) there will be a range of food and beverages to purchase from local vendors from 10:30am.


Seating is available on a first come first served basis. Seating on centre court has shade cover. On finals day January 12, entry is by gold coin donation or a limited amount of reserved seating and VIP seats are available for purchase here.

How do I stay up to date if I can’t make it down to the tournament?

Live scoring and live streaming will be available here throughout the tournament.

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Canberra Tennis Centre Location & Parking

The Canberra Tennis Centre is located at Riggall Pl, Lyneham.  Parking is available across the road at the National Hockey Centre.

Conditions of entry

No spectator may continually collect, disseminate, transmit, publish or release from the grounds of the Tournament any match scores or related statistical data during match play (from the commencement of a match through its conclusion for any commercial, betting or gambling purpose).

The continual use of laptop computers or other handheld electronic devices within the confines (spectator area) of the tournament match courts is prohibited.  The exception to this provision is properly credentialed media, tournament vendors and tournament staff when used in the performance of their duties.

No animals are permitted on site at the Canberra Tennis Centre, with the exception of guide dogs.