Deaf & Hard of Hearing (DHoH) Tournament Calendar
|START DATE||FINISH DATE||TOURNAMENT||VENUE||STATE||TYPE|
|13/04/2021||16/04/2021||2021 Australian Tennis Championships||Melbourne Park||VIC||Platinum|
|26/06/2021||27/06/2021||2021 Queensland Open||Queensland Tennis Centre||QLD||Gold|
|14/08/2021||15/08/2021||2021 New South Wales DHoH State Championships||Sydney Olympic Park||NSW||Gold|
|18/09/2021||19/09/2021||2021 South Australian DHoH State Championships||Next Gen Memorial Drive||SA||Gold|
|16/10/2021||17/10/2021||2021 Victorian DHoH State Championships||Albert Reserve||VIC||Gold|
Entries will open 1 month before the tournament start date. To enter, click the tournament name displayed in orange in the above table.
There are a range of events that are available for deaf and hard of hearing participants in both social and competitive opportunities.
Tennis Clubs across Australia have various programs on offer such as Open Court Sessions, Cardio Tennis and Hot Shots (for kids).
For those who are keen to elevate their skills into national and international competitions, there are also additional pathways that lead into the Australian Deaf Games, World Deaf Tennis Championships and Deaflympic Games. In order to represent Australia at sanctioned deaf sports events, all participants will be required to meet the eligibility criteria as outlined below.
Please click here for the classification procedures to be classified in tennis.
Please click here for Tennis Australia’s AUSLAN Interpreting Guidelines.
|Code||Hearing level loss||Eligibility||Tennis Australia events|
|AU0||0-39 dB 3FAHL||Not eligible to compete in DSA- or ICSD-approved events||
|AU1||40-54 dB 3FAHL||Eligible to compete in DSA-approved events – e.g. Australian Deaf Games, National Deaf Championships||
|AU2||55 dB or more 3FAHL||Eligible to compete in AU1 events plus ICSD-approved events (e.g. Deaflympic Games, World Deaf Championships) and Australian National Sporting Organisation controlled events||
For further information on how to get started, please contact [email protected].