21 December 2020 | Tennis Tasmania

Players from all over the state will have the opportunity to represent their region in the Tasmanian Tri-Series Cup in January 2021.

The event will be held on the weekend of Saturday 30-Sunday 31 January at Burnie Tennis Club, with the recent success of the North vs North West Challenge Day in November fueling the demand for players from the South to join the two aforementioned regions to compete in the upcoming summer challenge.

The Tri-Series Cup will feature the best elite male and female players in the state competing for their respective regions, with other divisions including A-Grade, over 40’s and 60- plus, with a number of the state’s talented junior players playing in the elite and A-Grade divisions

Southern Region Coordinator Tony Blom is excited about the prospect of the best players coming together in the one location, with the recent Premier League and Southern Tennis League seasons a strong indication of passion for competitive tennis in the Greater Hobart region.

 “The Southern clubs and players had heard of the success of the recent North vs North West challenge day, and are excited to get involved in something similar,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to January’s event and can’t wait to see players from each part of the state face each other across the weekend.”

North West Coordinator Shaun Summers is hoping the event will become a regular fixture on the Tasmanian summer calendar.

“Our North West Tennis League and local clubs have been building towards an event like this and think our best players will step up and perform very well, as they did in the recent regional challenge event in Launceston.”

“We want to see more opportunities for the best players of all ages to compete together and we see this as the perfect platform to celebrate the summer of tennis.”

Ben Barnett competes in the recent Tennis North vs North West Tennis League Challenge.

Tennis Tasmania General Manager Darren Sturgess praised regional and club volunteers, who have been working behind the scenes to bring the concept to life.

 “We are looking forward to seeing the Tri-Series Cup become an integral part of the Summer of Tennis calendar in the state,” he said.

“With our three International tournaments unfortunately unable to proceed in 2021, we see the event as a great opportunity for our clubs to get together in January and start the year on a strong note.”

Players can register their interest at the following link before 8 January, with Regional Coordinators to follow up with team selection details:

The weekend is set to feature a number of social opportunities and participation initiatives, including a player dinner, with specifics to follow after the Christmas break.

For further information, please contact your Regional Coordinator:

North West: Shaun Summers [email protected]

North: Craig Boyce [email protected]

South: Tony Blom [email protected]