The Bruce Cup is a prestigious annual national primary school teams event. It has been played since 1938 and was first presented by the Hon HA Bruce, MLA, a former Minister of Education in Queensland. Many players who have won Grand Slam titles and become the finest players in the world played their first representative matches for their state in the Bruce Cup. Rod Laver, arguably one of the greatest tennis players ever, represented Queensland in the Bruce Cup. Pat Rafter, Todd Woodbridge, Mark Philippoussis, Wally Masur and Casey Dellacqua also represented their state in the Bruce Cup.
The Bruce Cup is conducted by School Sport Australia (SSA) in partnership with Tennis Australia. Tennis Tasmania runs and coordinates both the state trials and the national event for the Tasmanian Bruce Cup team.
2018 Bruce Cup team
Jack Akl, George Anderson, Lachlan Browne, Ava Curtis, Alicia Dale, Mia Healy, Edison Lee, Alex Martin, Brooke Miller, Annabelle Radcliff, Callum Wherrett, Olivia Wilkinson, Summer Wilkinson, Campbell Young
Coaches: Alyssa Hibberd, Trent Constance
Team manager: Caroline Wegner
2019 Bruce Cup trials
Western Australia hosts the 2019 event, played in Perth from 12-19 October.
Players aged 12 years and under wishing to represent Tasmania in this event are welcome to attend the 2019 team trials.
Dates: 3-4 August, 2019
Location: Launceston Regional Tennis Centre
Visit School Sport Australia for more information on their tennis competitions.