Tennis Australia

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Tennis Australia
(TA)
Tennis Australia.png
Sport Tennis
Founded 1904
Affiliation International Tennis Federation
Regional affiliation Oceania Tennis Federation
Location Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Victoria
President Stephen Healy[1][2]
Official website
www.tennis.com.au
Australia

Tennis Australia is the governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia. The organisation exists to promote tennis and to conduct domestic and international tournaments on behalf of Australia, including the Australian Open and the Davis Cup for the Australian Davis Cup Team.

Tennis was established in Australia from around 1877, but it was not until 1904, in preparation for the Davis Cup, that the sport began to organise, with the founding of Tennis Australia's predecessor, the Australasian Lawn Tennis Association. The organisation is based in Melbourne, Victoria, at Melbourne Park.

As of 13 June 2014, the highest-ranked Australian tennis player is Lleyton Hewitt, number 43 in the world.[3]

Tournaments[edit]

Newcombe Medal[edit]

Main article: Newcombe Medal

The Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis Awards celebrates and recognises the performances, achievements and contributions made by members of the tennis family each year.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Healy elected Tennis Australia president". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  2. ^ "Paul McNamee defeated in ballot for Tennis Australia presidency". Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  3. ^ "LLeyton Hewitt". atpworldtour.com. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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