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Bruce Cup

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 Wimbledon 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. Lew Hoad, Jan Lehane, Fred Stolle, John Alexander and Wally Masur all represented their state in the Bruce Cup. More recently, past Bruce Cup participants Jason Stoltenberg, Pat Rafter, Todd Woodbridge, Mark Philippoussis, Rachel McQuillan and Evie Dominokovic have all performed with distinction on the international scene.

Process/Selection

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.

2017 Bruce Cup Team

Girls

  • Tiana Philp
  • Rebecca Clarke
  • Alexis Hilder
  • Alicia Dale
  • Brooke Miller
  • Summer Wilkinson
  • Annabelle Radcliff

Boys

  • George Anderson
  • Edison Lee
  • Campbell Young
  • Callum Wherrett
  • Jack Akl
  • Kiran Naidoo
  • Alex Martin

2016 Bruce Cup Team

The 2016 Tasmanian Bruce Cup Trials were held on 24 July at the Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart. At the trials, Tennis Tasmania selected the following state representative team of 7 girls and 7 boys, who will compete in the Bruce Cup in Albury NSW on 22-29 October.

Girls

  • Victoria Fish
  • Alicia Dale
  • Summer Wilkinson 
  • Harriette Browning 
  • Olivia McHugh 
  • Brooke Miller
  • Tyahna-Rose Breadmore

Boys

  • Jake Elmer 
  • Ben Fergusson
  • Patrick Best
  • George Anderson 
  • George Calvert
  • Edison Lee 
  • Doug Matson

 

ELIGIBLITY

To represent Tasmania at the Bruce Cup in October 2016, players are required to be

  • aged 13 and under as at 30 June 2017 (as per the SSA General Rules)
  • a full-time student at a recognised educational institution in Tasmania.

2015 Bruce Cup Team

The 2015 Bruce Cup was a great success! Congratulations to QLD who were the winning team, with VIC runners-up and WA taking 3rd place. The TAS team played hard and finished in 8th place.

The School Sport Australia 12 years and under Australia National Singles Championships is part of the Bruce Cup programme.

Check the match results here
  • Age eligibility: 12 years and under born as 30 June 2015
  • Championship dates: 17 – 24 October 2015
  • Championship venues: 
    • Domain Tennis Centre
    • Geilston Bay Tennis Club
    • Rosny Park Tennis Club
    • Sunshine Tennis Club

 2015 Bruce Cup Team

The following players represented Tasmania in the 2015 Bruce Cup in Hobart. Well done to all participants!

Girls

  • Georgina Fish (aged 12)
  • Rebecca Flinn (aged 12)
  • Ella Anderson (aged 12)
  • Tully Bourn (aged 13)
  • Victoria Fish (aged 11)
  • Arwen Koesmapalanan (aged 10)
  • Brooke Miller (aged 9)

Boys

  • Sam Whitehead (aged 13)
  • Thomas Haan (aged 12)
  • Will Bennett (aged 12)
  • Jed Plunkett-Smith (aged 12)
  • Jake Elmer (aged 10)
  • Ben Fergusson (aged 10)
  • Pat Best (aged 10)

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2014 Bruce Cup Team

The following players represented Tasmania in the 2014 Bruce Cup in Darwin. The team had an amazing trip and came away with many lasting memories. After a week full of sunshine and tennis, Tasmania placed 6th with wins over ACT and host NT respectively.

Girls

  • Ella Anderson
  • Claudia Barnes
  • Arnaka Bourn
  • Georgina Fish
  • Rebecca Flinn
  • Lucy Jones
  • Chelsea Leggett

Boys

  • Will Bennett
  • Samuel Edgar
  • William Gibson
  • Thomas Haan
  • Jacob Jamieson
  • Oscar Targett
  • Sam Whitehead

Visit School Sport Australia for more information on their tennis competitions.