Tennis Australia would like to inform all players, parents and coaches of the tournament structure for the Australian Money Tournaments has been updated for 2021.
Since 2013, it has been optional for Australian Money Tournaments – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze categories to implement the main draw & qualifying formats. These tournaments must choose what main draw and qualifying draw size they wish to operate under when applying for a tournament. For example, main draw only or a larger main draw option with a qualifying event (48 or 64-player main draw and 32 qualifying event for example).
Mandatory online entry and My Tennis membership numbers
To assist all staff and volunteers to effectively manage their tournaments, it will be mandatory for all players to enter all Australian Ranking events in 2018 via the online entry system (no exceptions).
You may have noticed already that the online system only allows players enter tournaments that have a valid My Tennis membership number, which are an 11-digit membership number starting with “61”. To find your My Tennis membership number or to register for a My Tennis membership number, please contact the Tennis Australia Customer Support team on [email protected] or call 1800 PLAYTENNIS.
Entry Closing Dates
All Australian Money Tournaments will close their entries either 10 or 14 days prior to the start of the qualifying event and will not be extending their entry closing dates. So players, parents and coaches will need to be switched on to avoid disappointment.
Once the tournament entries have closed, each tournament will compile an acceptance list, showing the list of players that have been accepted directly into the main draw and the list of players that are required to compete in the qualifying event. There will be a withdrawal deadline (7 days prior to the start), so players will need to keep an eye on the acceptance list as it will be constantly update.
All Australian Money Tournaments, in consultation with the relevant Member Association will have the opportunity to award a select number of wildcards directly into the main draw and into qualifying.
Questions, Regulations and Feedback
The 2021 Australian Tournament Regulations are now available for you to view, click here.
Any questions or feedback can be sent via email: [email protected]