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 2019 calendar

Date Event
3-8 December 14/u Australian Championships
30-7 December 18/u Australian Championships
9-15 December Australian Open 2020 Play-off
10-15 December 12/u Australian Championships
10-15 December 16/u Australian Championships

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Live streaming of the Australian Open 2020 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

UTR wildcard playoff for Australian Open 2020
James Duckworth in action during his victory in the Australian Open Play-off final over Luke Saville (photo: Elizabeth Xue Bai)
11 October, 2019

All tennis players, regardless of age and ability, will have the opportunity to play their way into Australian Open 2020 thanks to UTR.
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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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