School Championships

The Bruce Cup and Pizzey Cup are national school championships for primary and secondary students respectively.

The Bruce Cup

The Bruce Cup is a prestigious national schools tennis championship open to girls and boys aged 12 and under. It’s been contested since 1938 and was first presented by Henry Adam “Harry” Bruce, a former Queensland education minister and later an Australian parliamentary representative.

Many Australian legends played their first representative matches for their state in the Bruce Cup, including Rod Laver, Lew Hoad and Fred Stolle, and more recently, Jason Stoltenberg, Pat Rafter, Todd Woodbridge, Mark Philippoussis, Rachel McQuillan and Evie Dominikovic.

Conducted by School Sport Australia in partnership with Tennis Australia, the Bruce Cup attracts Australian ranking points.

 

Key dates

The Bruce Cup Championship will be held from 16 to 23 August 2014 in Darwin, NT.


How do kids get involved?

Because there’s a different trialling and selection process involved for each state, it’s best to contact Tennis Australia’s state-based member associations for more information:

Tennis ACT – (02) 6160 7800 or [email protected]

Tennis NSW – (02) 9024 7600 or [email protected]

Tennis NT – (08) 8981 5609 or [email protected]

Tennis Queensland – (07) 3120 7900 or [email protected]

Tennis SA – (08) 7224 8100 or [email protected]

Tennis Tasmania – 03 6108 8200 or [email protected]

Tennis Victoria – Tennis Victoria works closely with School Sport Victoria (SSV) to deliver these competitions; SSV can be contacted on (03) 9488 9466 or [email protected]

Tennis West – (08) 6462 8300 or [email protected]


The Pizzey Cup

The Pizzey Cup is a prestigious national schools tennis championship open to girls and boys aged 18 and under. An 18-and-under singles event, known as the Australia Cup, runs alongside the Pizzey Cup. Both of these events attract Australian Ranking points.

The Pizzey Cup provides secondary school students with the opportunity to represent their state – in teams of eight players – and compete against the best players from other states across Australia.

At the conclusion of the tournament, an All Australian team is selected, based on Pizzey Cup and Australia Cup results.

 

Key dates

The Pizzey Cup Championship will be held on 3-11 May 2014 in Perth, WA.


How do kids get involved?

Because there’s a different trialling and selection process involved for each state, it’s best to contact Tennis Australia’s state-based member associations for more information:

Tennis ACT – (02) 6160 7800 or [email protected]

Tennis NSW – (02) 9024 7600 or [email protected]

Tennis NT – (08) 8981 5609 or [email protected]

Tennis Queensland – (07) 3120 7900 or [email protected]

Tennis SA – (08) 7224 8100 or [email protected]

Tennis Tasmania – 03 6108 8200 or [email protected]

Tennis Victoria – Tennis Victoria works closely with School Sport Victoria (SSV) to deliver these competitions; SSV can be contacted on (03) 9488 9466 or [email protected]

Tennis West – (08) 6462 8300 or [email protected]