Adelaide SA, Australia, 11 April 2016 |

Adelaide is playing host to the 12-and-under and 14-and-under Australian Grasscourt Championships for the first time this week.

Tennis Australia and Tennis SA, in conjunction with Next Generation Memorial Drive, are hosting the championships from 9-14 April 2016.

The tournament is one of only three national junior championship events in Australia and gives the top 32 players in each age group from around Australia the opportunity to play for the national title and valuable Australian ranking points.

South Australia fields an impressive list of participants in the event, with 11 players accepting direct entry into their respective main draws and an additional eight players to join the lists as wildcards. A quarter of the 14-and-under girls’ field will be made up of South Australian players.

The local contingent is being led by Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz (Glengowrie, SA) and Edward Vo (Croydon Park, SA) in the 12-and-under competition, while Natasha Russell (Coromandel East, SA) and Sebastian Flock (Adelaide, SA) will headline the 14-and-under event.

Tennis SA is thrilled to be hosting the event in 2016.

“Tennis SA is delighted to have been selected as the host state for the 12-and-under and 14-and-under Australian Grasscourt Championships in 2016,” said Steve Baldas, Tennis SA CEO.

“This event marks the first time South Australia has held an event of this kind and we look forward to some great tennis later this week.”

“Tennis Australia is pleased to be bringing the Australian Grasscourt Championships to South Australia,” added Francis Soyer, Tennis Australia Tournaments Development Manager.

“The tournament provides a fantastic opportunity for locals to watch some of Australia’s up-and-coming junior players and we wish all players the best of luck in Adelaide.”

The Australian Grasscourt Championships will take place at Next Generation Memorial Drive, War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide, South Australia – entry is free for spectators.

Live results will be available via Twitter @oztennisresults and daily updates on the Tennis SA website. Join the conversation using #AusJnrChamps.

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