16 March 2018 | Tennis Queensland

After an eleven year hiatus, the much-loved King and Queen of Clay competition is returning to Queensland.

First held in 2005, the title is contested over three clay tournaments worth $25,000, with an extra $1250 awarded to the top male and female players: the King and Queen of Clay.

“The King & Queen of clay was a great concept. I loved playing it and I know all the other players did too,” said Sean Fyfe, the 2007 King of Clay.

“I’m so glad it’s back. It makes me want to dust the racquets off and play again! ”

The tournament swing is:

  • The Bundaberg Open, May 4 – 7, Bundaberg Tennis Association, enter here
  • Ipswich Open, May 12- 15, George Alder Tennis Centre, enter here
  • Qld Claycourt Open, May 19 – 22, KDV Sport, enter here

“It’s a great opportunity for players to earn a lot of money in a short period. The added bonus at the end will also reward the players that have not only performed well, but committed to all three events,” said Tennis Queensland Tournaments Coordinator Travis Dragojlo Tennis Queensland.

“All three venues have run standalone AMTs in the past, so to get them all together in a clay court swing is fantastic for our Queensland players. Clay is a grand slam surface and we are fortunate now to have three venues that can host events of this magnitude,” he added.

Players must enter all three events to qualify for the King and Queen title.