Tennis Tasmania can now confirm that no Australian Ranking Tournaments will be held prior to 1 August 2020 as their return will require unrestricted travel and the majority of domestic borders to be open.
Australian Rankings will remain suspended until Australian Ranking Tournaments return, with players not losing any points that they were due to defend during the downtime.
As an alternative to AR Tournaments, we are excited to announce the following planned events for when Stage 3 of a return to play commences, with proposed tournament dates subject to public health advice:
1. Non AR Tournament at Tennis World Launceston; Friday 17 July -Saturday 18 July (Juniors)
2. UTR Event at Geilston Bay; Friday 17 July – Sunday 19 July (Juniors and Opens)
Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) is a purely results-based global rating system which rates all players on the same 16-point scale regardless of age, gender or location.
“We are pleased to be able to announce our intention to run tournaments again in the state, hopefully as soon as next month” Team tennis and Tournaments Coordinator Matthew Scott said.
“We’re excited to incorporate the Universal Tennis Ranking system for the first time in Tasmania.”
“I’d encourage all junior and adult players to jump onto the UTR platform now to register and follow the Tennis Tasmania page in preparation for a return to competition.”
Tennis Tasmania will continue to seek public health advice and communicate with the State Government as we work towards establishing a return to tournament play date based on the health and safety of our entire tennis community.
We will work with tournament providers to update the calendar for the remainder of 2020 in line with this advice as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.