Melbourne VIC, Australia, 24 October 2013 | Tennis Australia
The best of Victoria’s tennis talent will converge as one in a 20 day storm of fast paced tennis in the Asia-Pacific Tennis League (ATL) Vic Conference commencing Sunday 10th November at the spiritual home of tennis, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.
Six teams in both the men’s and women’s conferences will compete for the Conference title and cheque of $6000. They will also win the ultimate prize to represent Victoria at the ATL Playoffs in the second week of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park and compete for $95,000 in prize money against each State Conference winner and teams from New Zealand, Oceania and China.
Tennis Victoria is excited to announce the venue for the 2013 ATL Vic Conference Final with the 20 day ATL tennis storm concluding with the playing of both the Men’s and Women’s Final at the new state of the art National Tennis Centre on Saturday 30th November from 2pm.
Tennis Victoria is also pleased to announce a partnership with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation for the ATL Vic Conference final. The mission and purpose of Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation is to raise community awareness about organ and tissue donation and to encourage others to not only think about giving this precious gift of life to others, but to turn this into action by registering their wishes on the national organ donation register. Zaidee’s CEO Allan Turner excited by the partnership said “Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation is thrilled to be the Official Charity of the ATL Vic Conference final. Tennis is a sport for everyone and I look forward to seeing the players, officials and ball kids wearing the Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces”.
Tennis Victoria’s Competition’s Manager Jeff Downes said “The ATL Vic Conference is set to go to new levels this year. The league’s concept is simply brilliant and exciting for the sport. The stable of star players endorsing the concept this year include former Davis Cup players Peter Luczak and Richard Fromberg, and emerging talent in Marc Polmans, Luke Saville and Destanee Aiava. The brother sister due of John and Sally Peers are also listed to play for the Kooyong Classics. The playing of the Final at the new state of the art National Tennis Centre will be a fitting finale to what will undoubtedly be a big 20 days of new age tennis.”
The competition with its shortened first to 4 format, no let, no deuce, promotes fast paced attractive tennis for players and this combined with the innovative Super Round fixture model where all matches of each round are played at the one venue adds to the carnival like atmosphere of the world of ATL tennis.
The competition will feature the following team license holders in the men’s and women’s competitions:
Waverley Warriors, Kooyong Classics, MCC Stars, Dingley Dingoes, RSY Royals, Tennis World Taipans
Waverley Warriors, Kooyong Classics, MCC Stars, RSY Royals, Frankston Firebirds, Delahey Reckers