10 January 2019 | Tennis SA

After an amazing week at the City of Playford Tennis International, it is time for us to thank the team who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the tournament possible.

Firstly, to our major sponsor, the City of Playford. We have been so lucky to work with the most amazing team of people who have helped us to bring this tournament to life and thank you so much for your ongoing support.

Thank you also to the event sponsors – Green Frog Systems, Neo Infrastructure, P’Petual, Ausfresh, North East Isuzu, Kanga Coachlines, Mawson Lakes Hotel and Tyrepower. We simply could not stage this event without your amazing support.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our lead team of staff and officials:

  • Tennis Australia – Isabelle Gemmel, Fiona Luscombe and Jason Simmons
  • ATP Supervisor – Carmelo Di Dio
  • ITF Supervisor – Luiz Parada
  • ATP Referee – Scott Ray
  • Chief of Officials – Kirsty Marnane
  • The entire Tennis SA team, led by CEO Steve Baldas
  • Player Services team – Matt Fitzgerald and David Marks
  • Court Services and Venue Operations – Finn Whisson, Monica Daju and Darren Sahb
  • Community Engagement team – Shane Leathem and James Pick
  • Transport and Hospitality – Egon Loh and Troy McNeil
  • Ballkid team – Rebeka Schaefer, Jacinta O’Loughlin and our 58 Ballkids
  • Accreditation Manager – Liam Moss
  • Medical Team – Leisa Stringer, Andrew Hopkins, Bryony McCrudden, Matt Robinson and Nadia Henriks
  • Playford Tennis Club – Gloria Dennis and Rick Taylor
  • TennisGear – Arzy Boroowa
  • City of Playford team – Ryan Peremiczko, Kate Semiz, Tyson Roling, Paul Alberton, Grace Trimboli, Lisa Baker, Rob McLean, Dan Schmidt, Julie Bond, Julie Wharton, Kate Hayward, Roxanne Withers, Suzanne Malbut and Lilly Buvka
  • Production team streaming this event to millions around the world – Nick Liang, Bonnie Lu, Peter Moraing, Kai Pisani and Roxanne Stokes

To the teams from TennisGear and Playford Tennis Club, thank you for your support of the tournament, for the incredibly long hours you have pulled behind the scenes and for allowing us take over your venue for the last few weeks, we really appreciate it.

We would also like to thank our Officials, Ballkids, Player Services, Court Services and Venue Operations, Transport Services and various other volunteers who were a part of the tournament. We really hope you have enjoyed being on the team and we simply could not do this without your support.

To Ripley Raethel-Scott, thank you for MCing our Finals Day. Your ability to step in and lead the day was amazing, thank you so very much for your support of the event.

To all of the athletes who have participated in this year’s tournament. Thank you for providing us with such fabulous tennis over the course of the week. It has been a pleasure to have you be a part of the tournament and hope that you have enjoyed your time here.

Finally, to the spectators who have visited, those who have watched the event live online and those who have followed the event on social media, thank you for coming along for the ride, we really appreciate your support!