12 September 2013 | Tennis West

Perth’s State Tennis Centre and the Margaret River Tennis Club are set to host two Women’s International Tournaments this spring as part of the 2013 ITF Pro-Tour throughout Australia.

The Pro-Tour is the biggest tennis tournament that is held in Western Australia (WA) outside of the Hyundai Hopman Cup. It attracts a crop of up-and-coming tennis stars from around Australia and the world, to compete for $25,000 in prize money and valuable World Ranking Points.

The Pro-Tour provides a bridge for players looking to establish themselves in the WTA and ATP tour.

This is the first time that the Pro-Tour will visit both Perth and Margaret River. The tournaments will not only showcase WA to the international competitors and their travelling parties, but also give WA female players the chance to compete in their own backyard.

Perth Tennis International
Tournament commences: Sunday, 29 September 2013
Final: Sunday, 6 October 2013
Venue: State Tennis Centre

Margaret River Tennis International
Tournament Commences: Sunday, 6 October 2013
Final: Sunday, 13 October 2013
Venue: Margaret River Tennis Club

Local supporters are encouraged to attend the free community events, to get behind the future of tennis in Australia and watch our country’s up-and-coming tennis stars take their next step on to the global tennis stage.

The WA Open Platinum will be held as a lead up event to the Perth Tennis International at the State Tennis Centre from 22 – 26 September 2013.

Three exciting female players will compete in the WA Open:

Zuzana Zlochova (Slovakia), number one seed and winner of the 2012 WA Open
Jessica Moore (WA), current Tennis Australia Ranking (Female) 15
Karis Ryan (WA), current Tennis Australia Ranking (Female) 28

Competitors at both the Perth Tennis International and Margaret River Tennis International will be announced in the lead up to the Pro-Tour Event, following the WA Open.

For live scoring of the Pro Tours click here