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.

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 begin on Monday 10 December.

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December Showdown news

Aiava a more complete player, says Molik
Destanee Aiava was a picture of focus and determination in her Australian Open Play-off final victory over Tammi Patterson; Getty Images
18 December, 2017

Having watched Destanee Aiava's masterful performance at the Australian Open Play-off, Fed Cup captain Alicia Molik believes the teenager's victory is a sign of how far…
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Destanee Aiava and Alex De Minaur win Australian Open wildcards  
Photos by: Elizabeth Xui Bai
17 December, 2017

Teenagers Destanee Aiava and Alex De Minaur have taken out the AO Play-off finals in Melbourne today.
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De Minaur caps stellar week with Australian Open wildcard
Alex De Minaur poses with his Australian Open 2018 player accreditation after winning the AO Play-off (photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai)
17 December, 2017

The form player of the Australian Open Play-off, Alex De Minaur claimed a main-draw wildcard for next year's Australian Open with an impressive victory over top seed Alex…
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Aiava books Australian Open berth
Destanee Aiava celebrates the moment she sealed her Australian Open Play-off victory over Tammi Patterson (photo credit Elizabeth Xue Bai)
17 December, 2017

Destanee Aiava produced a commanding display against Tammi Patterson to win the Australian Open Play-off and book a spot in the main draw of the year's first Grand Slam…
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