Each December the country’s best players assemble at Melbourne Park for the December Showdown. In 16 days, more than 1500 matches will be played to find out who is the best player across each age group and spectator entry is free!

The Australian Open Play-off is the centrepiece of the December Showdown. The play-off sees players from around Australia battle it out for a golden ticket into the Australian Open.

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December Showdown 2016 calendar

Date Event
3-8 December 14/u Australian Championships
3-10 December 18/u Australian Championships
9-12 December 12/u Australian Teams Championships; 14/u Australian Teams Championships
12-18 December Australian Open 2017 Play-off
12-16 December Australian Open 2017 Women’s Doubles Play-off
13-18 December 12/u Australian Championships
13-18 December 16/u Australian Championships

Scores, draws & schedules

> LIVE SCORES – AO Play-off

> LIVE SCORES – December Showdown

> ORDER OF PLAY – AO play-off

> DRAWS – AO Play-off


December Showdown news

Memorable weekend for Jasikas in Melbourne
19 December, 2016

The December Showdown concluded in fine style for the Jasika family at the weekend, with Omar claiming the AO Play-off title and younger brother Amor winning the 12/u crown.
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Fourlis among exciting crop of Aussie female talent
Jaimee Fourlis in action during the Australian Open 2017 Play-off final at Melbourne Park; Elizabeth Xue Bai
19 December, 2016

Jaimee Fourlis is the latest Aussie teen to take her place in the Australian Open women's draw, just one member of an exciting group of emerging female players.
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Stosur a star trophy presenter at December Showdown
Sam Stosur (centre) with all the winners and finalists from the 16/u and 12/u Australian Championships finals on the final day of the December Showdown; Elizabeth Xue Bai
18 December, 2016

The next generation of Australian tennis stars got a treat on Sunday when they were presented with their championship trophies by 2011 US Open winner Sam Stosur.
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Jasika back in Australian Open main draw
Omar Jasika celebrates a winning point during his four-set AO Play-off final victory over John-Patrick Smith; photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai
18 December, 2016

Omar Jasika defeated John-Patrick Smith in the AO Play-off on Sunday, ensuring he will return in January to Melbourne Park, the site of his best major result in 2016.
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