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.

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Scores, draws & schedules

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

December Showdown news

Max Purcell: continuing to build
Max Purcell in action at the Australian Open 2020 Play-off (Getty Images)
29 December, 2019

On the cusp of the top 200, in-form 21-year-old Max Purcell believes next year will be "bigger and better" after his most consistent season yet in 2019.
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Subasic takes title at 12/u Australian Championships
Alana Subasic celebrates her victory in the 12/u Australian Championships girls' final at Melbourne Park. (photo: Elizabeth Bai/Tennis Australia)
15 December, 2019

Top seed Alana Subasic won the 12/u Australian Championships after a hard-fought final against Gabrielle Villegas, while New Caledonia's Heremana Courte won the boys'…
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McCabe, Gibson win 16/u Australian titles
James McCabe (L) and Talia Gibson are the 16/u Australian champions in 2019 at the December Showdown (photo: Elizabeth Bai/Tennis Australia)
15 December, 2019

No.1 seeds James McCabe and Talia Gibson scoop the 16/u Australian Championships titles on Sunday in Melbourne at the December Showdown.
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JP Smith wins Australian Open 2020 wildcard
John-Patrick Smith reacts following his victory over Max Purcell in the final of the AO Play-off. (Photo: Elizabeth Bai/Tennis Australia)
15 December, 2019

John-Patrick Smith overwhelms Max Purcell in the AO Play-off final on Sunday, securing his place in the main draw at Australian Open 2020.
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