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!

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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.

December Showdown 2018 calendar

Date Event
1-6 December 14/u Australian Championships
1-8 December 18/u Australian Championships
7-10 December 12/u Australian Teams Championships; 14/u Australian Teams Championships
10-16 December Australian Open 2019 Play-off
11-16 December 12/u Australian Championships
12-16 December 16/u Australian Championships

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Live streaming of the Australian Open 2019 Play-off will be available each day of the event, beginning Monday 10 December.

Scores, draws & schedules

For all December Showdown news, draws and order of play please visit here.

December Showdown news

Camus scoops 12/u Australian titles
Charlie Camus poses with his trophy after winning the 12/u Australian singles title (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
16 December, 2018

It was a fantastic day for the ACT's Charlie Camus, who won the 12/u Australian singles title before returning to court with Pavle Marinkov and claiming the 12/u doubles…
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Emotional Duckworth secures Australian Open wildcard
James Duckworth in action during his victory in the Australian Open Play-off final over Luke Saville (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
16 December, 2018

James Duckworth was overwhelmed with emotion after clinching a four-set victory over Luke Saville in the AO Play-off on Sunday, a win which earned him an Australian Open 2019…
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Berezov, Sach crowned 16/u champions
Anastasia Berezov (L) and Tai Sach were crowned winners of the 16/u Australian Championships (photos: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
16 December, 2018

Anastasia Berezov and Tai Sach will compete in the Australian Open 2019 junior tournament after winning the 16/u Australian Championships titles at Melbourne Park on Saturday.
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Rock solid Birrell wins Australian Open wildcard
Kimberly Birrell poses with her Australian Open player credential after winning the AO Play-off final over Astra Sharma at Melbourne Park (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
16 December, 2018

Kimberly Birrell did not drop a set all week at Melbourne Park, with her latest victory - over Astra Sharma in the AO Play-off final - earning her an Australian Open 2019…
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