Country Championships 2020-2022
2020 Country Championships Update – June
On June 3, the Tennis Country Committee and Country Championships Working Group met to discuss the determination of the 2020 Country Championships and the various scenarios/options available for facilitation of this year’s event.
Review and consideration was taken around the updated NSW Government Public Health Orders and the current position of Australian Ranking tournaments remaining postponed into July.
It was determined that the 2020 Country Championships (AMT / JT) would not be able to be facilitated on the previously advised dates of July 3-10 and as such has been postponed.
The Tennis Country Committee and Tennis NSW Tournaments team are currently exploring several alternate dates later in the calendar year (Sept, Oct) of which the event may be facilitated and will continue to provide constant updates to all stakeholders.
This continues to remain a challenging time for all sport and we appreciate your understanding and support.
Country Championships Sub- Committee
The home of the NSW Country Closed Championships has been named for the next three years, from 2020-2022. The highly anticipated event will return to the scenic coastal town of Forster in 2020!
The NSW Country Closed Championships is an event that is steeped in history and considered to be the most prestigious Country Tennis event on the Tennis NSW Calendar.
Since the 1920’s the best Country Juniors and Seniors have competed for the more than 30 perpetual trophies on offer. Previous winners include Tony Roche, Mark Edmondson, Jason Stoltenberg, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Jan O’Neill (nee Lehane) and in more recent times Nathan Healey and Ashley Fisher.
Each year the event attracts more than 800 participants and spectators to the week-long event. In the past, this tournament has been hosted at regional centres such as Newcastle, Gosford, Tuggerah, Wollongong and Forster.
The 2020 Country Championships will be held in Forster this year from July 3rd – 10th, which is lining up to be more than just a tennis tournament. There will be activities and events for everyone!
Stay tuned, more information coming soon!