Australian Schools Tennis Challenge – Cancelled for 2021

Important Update:

The Australian Schools Tennis Challenge has been cancelled for 2021, this is not a decision that has been reached lightly. After reviewing the currently available roadmaps for each state, including proposed easing of restrictions, predicted vaccination rates and proposed interstate border opening dates, the interstate border opening dates for a number of participating states have made holding a National championships unfeasible at the proposed time.

Thank you for your support of the Australian Schools Tennis Challenge, we look forward to seeing the return of Interstate School Tennis in 2022.

Overview

The Australian Schools Tennis Challenge has been the premier secondary school team tennis event in the country since 1996. This event provides an opportunity for the best secondary school teams to come together to play each other and celebrate their achievements on a national stage.

Format

Separate boys and girls team divisions, a maximum of 12 teams in each event will be accepted.

Teams consist of 4 – 6 players and must be accompanied by a teacher/coach from the school.

Matches will consist of 4 singles and 2 doubles matches.

Singles matches will be the best of 2 sets. The first 2 sets will be a tie breaker at 6 games all and the deciding set will be a match tie breaker (if required). Doubles matches will be the best of 2 short sets (first to 4 games) and the deciding set will be a match tie breaker (if required).

Note: Formats may be adjusted at the Tournament Director’s discretion if the event is impacted by inclement weather.

Eligibility

School must qualify by winning their State championship event or School Sport Association competition (in lieu of a state championships being held). Wildcard nominations will be considered according to the teams playing standard (Player ratings/rankings considered). All awarded Wildcards by the Tournament Director are final.

All players must be enrolled as students at their school.

Note: The previous age eligibility rule has been removed.

Local Sporting Champions Grant

Sport Australia’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. We encourage all players and team managers/coaches to apply before attending the ASTC to be eligible. Visit the following link for more information about the grants eligibility criteria.

ISF World Schools Tennis Championships

The International School Sport Federation has not announced when the Tennis championships will be held again at this stage due to COVID-19. Any updates to this will be provided here accordingly.

 

Results

2019 Australian Schools Tennis Challenge – Boys’ results
2019 Australian Schools Tennis Challenge – Girls’ results
2018 Australian Schools Tennis Challenge – Boys’ results
2018 Australian Schools Tennis Challenge – Girls’ results

Honour Board

Year Girls’ champion team Boys’ champion team
1996 Stuartholme School (QLD) Marryatville High School (SA)
1997 Wesley College (Vic) Marryatville High School (SA)
1998 Marryatville High School (SA) St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace (Qld)
1999 Kingcoppal-Rose Bay School (NSW) Essendon Keilor College (Vic)
2000 Kingcoppal-Rose Bay School (NSW) Marryatville High School (SA)
2001 Clayfield College (Qld) Marryatville High School (SA)
2002 Clayfield College (Qld) Applecross Senior High School (WA)
2003 Clayfield College (Qld) Essendon Keilor College (Vic)
2004 Marryatville High School (SA) Essendon Keilor College (Vic)
2005 St Margarets Anglican Girls School (Qld) Coombabah State High School (Qld)
2006 St Margarets Anglican Girls School (Qld) Marryatville High School (SA)
2007 Not held
2008 Pymble Ladies College (NSW) Haileybury (Vic)
2009 Sunshine Coast Grammar (Qld) Prince Alfred College (SA)
2010 Meriden (NSW) Prince Alfred College (SA)
2011 Meriden (NSW) Leumeah High School (NSW)
2012 Meriden (NSW) Prince Alfred College (SA)
2013 Maribyrnong College (Vic) Maribyrnong College (Vic)
2014 Meriden (NSW) Brisbane Boys College (Qld)
2015 Meriden (NSW) Maribyrnong College (Vic)
2016 Meriden (NSW) Maribyrnong College (Vic)
2017 Meriden (NSW) Brisbane Boys College (Qld)
2018 Kelvin Grove State College (Qld) The McDonald College (NSW)
2019 Kelvin Grove State College (Qld) Applecross Senior High School (WA)
2020 Not held

Entry Form

Click here to download entry form.

Contact

Joel Goodwin
ASTC Coordinator
E: [email protected]
M: 0418 890 465

For all other general school enquiries and assistance please contact your local School Development Coordinator or e-mail us at [email protected].