Tennis

   

PARTICIPANTS

  • No of participating athletes:             48
  • Representing:                                      ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC

EVENTS & Proposed Programme*

Singles Competition, Doubles Competiton

Day 1 - Tuesday, 21 October

9.00am - 4.00pm
Divisioning/Ranking Assessment
Doubles Competition

Day 2 - Wednesday, 22 October

9.00am - 4.00pm
Doubles Competition
Doubles Medal Matches
Singles Competition

Day 3 - Thursday, 23 October

9.00am - 5.00pm
Singles Competition
Singles Medal Matches
Presentations

Friday October 24th

Inclement weather back-up

*This is a proposed schedule only, and timings are subject to change. Please check with Head Coaches and the Games website for any updates

COMPETITION VENUE

Tennis World Albert Reserve - Cnr. Hanna Street & St. Kilda Road, Melbourne 3000

The Australian Open was first played in 1905 at the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Today, the Warehouseman’s Cricket Ground is called the Albert Reserve Centre and is run by Tennis World throughout the year. The Albert Reserve Centre is also used as the official training venue during the Australian Open. The Albert Reserve facilities include 9 Plexi-cushion (blue) Outdoor Courts, Clubhouse with café, lounge area, function room, BBQ facilities, change-room and shower facilities, pro shop and professional restring service

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TENNIS FACTS & RULES

Tennis is a popular sport played at all levels of skill and by players of all ages. Every athlete aims in passing the ball to the opponent's side of the net, striking it with a tennis racquet. The sport emphasizes values, such as fair play, sportsmanship and respect for fellow competitors. Tennis is not only fun to play, but it is a lifetime sport activity that is fun to practice and fun to learn.