Melbourne, Australia, 29 November 2013 |

The annual December Showdown will begin tomorrow, a two-week summer tennis feast featuring 2000 matches that are free to the public.

The Showdown’s centrepiece event is the Australian Open Play-off, which sees the very best Australian players – who do not directly qualify for the Australian Open on their ranking – battling it out for a prized wildcard into the main draw.

The playoff begins on 9 December; beginning this weekend are the 14-and-under and 18-and-under Australian championships, the first of several national individual and team junior championships to grace Melbourne Park’s Plexicushion courts.

> see the full calendar of December Showdown events

Visit as we provide regular updates on the December Showdown including scores, draws and orders of play.

You can follow 18-and-under and Australian Open play-off results on Twitter @oztennisresults, and visit for all 12s, 14s and 16s event updates.

> 18-and-under boys’ singles qualifying draw

> 18-and-under girls’ singles qualifying draw

>  14-and-under championships

> Australian 18-and-under Championships order of play