26 November 2020 | Tennis Tasmania

Australian Ranking (AR) Tournaments will return from 1 January 2021.

The calendar for 2021 will be released in multiple parts with the first instalment to include the January to March period.

A variety of tournaments will be held around Australia to provide playing opportunities. Australian Money Tournament (AMT) and Junior Tournament (JT) Platinum and Gold series tournaments will not initially be released in this first instalment of the calendar, with only Silver and Bronze series tournaments being available.

This will allow players to remain within their own state/territory or region whilst there is still uncertainty during the pandemic. 

The Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR) will be used for entry and acceptance in to tournaments, with seedings to be based off of Australian Rankings.The suspension of Australian Rankings will be lifted on 1 January 2021.  

“It’s really exciting to have tournaments returning in January,” Team Tennis and Tournaments Coordinator Matthew Scott said.

“We’ve been using the UTR system for events in the state for a number of months now, so players should have good ratings heading into the return.”

“Off the back of the Junior State UTR Championships we’re running in December, players will be primed and ready to go for January’s tournaments, which kick off with the Hobart Junior Champs at the Domain Tennis Centre.”

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Scott via email: [email protected].

A frequently asked questions document is now available here.