Events

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
  • Mainstream tennis tournaments
AU1 40-54 dB 3FAHL Eligible to compete in DSA-approved events – e.g. Australian Deaf Games, National Deaf Championships
  • Mainstream tennis tournaments
  • Australian Deaf Games
  • Australian Deaf Tennis 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
  • Mainstream tennis tournament
  • Australian Deaf Games
  • Australian Deaf Tennis Championships
  • World Deaf Tennis Championships
  • Asia-Pacific Games for the Deaf
  • Deaflympic Games

For further information on how to get started, please contact [email protected].