24 September 2021 | Tennis SA

The ANZ Mobile Lending State Foundation Cup will be held in Berri starting Tuesday. Tennis SA, in conjunction with the Berri Tennis Club, will host the event from Tuesday 28 September to Friday 1 October 2021.

152 players across 11, 13, 15 and 17/u age groups are expected to take part in the four day event being held in Berri for the eighth consecutive year.

Tennis SA is pleased to welcome ANZ Mobile Lending on board as naming rights sponsor for the 2021 event.

The event will see representative teams from six country regions across the state take part in both a team competition and individual tournament. Players will be accompanied by two Tennis Australia qualified coaches from within their region.

The event has a strong focus on the development pathway for junior regional players, engaging them in competitive opportunities to prepare them for their future in tennis.

“The ANZ Mobile Lending State Foundation Cup forms a key part of the pathway for our regional players and coaches,” Luke Doughty, Tennis SA Competitions Lead said.

“While the COVID pandemic continues to throw us challenges, we are pleased that the event can go ahead safely, bringing our country regions together, creating stronger links to the year-round opportunities Tennis SA has on offer.

“Alongside coaching and regional workshops, we are pleased to be adding new opportunities for participants to get involved, including team building activities and Ballkid come and try sessions.

“A sincere thank you to Berri Tennis Club for hosting this event and a warm welcome to ANZ Mobile Lending. We thank them for their generous support of our regional tennis players.”

“ANZ Mobile Lending is thrilled to come on board as a naming rights sponsor for the State Foundation Cup,” Carly Bradley, ANZ Mobile Lending Mid North, Barossa and Yorke Peninsula Principal said.

“My family has been involved in the State Foundation Cup in the past so we have experienced and been a part of this event first hand.

“We are proud to support this event and the pathway for junior tennis players in regional South Australia.”

Health and safety protocols

  • Region specific zones allocated to minimise interactions
  • Players to use their own equipment, including racquet and drink bottle
  • Minimal personnel on site
  • Additional hygiene practices and measures in place, including encouraging frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitiser
  • Thorough cleaning practices
  • Players will change ends on opposite sides of the net and will tap racquet instead of shaking hands
  • A COVID Marshal will be in attendance at all times.