Tournament dates and times . The preliminary schedule is here.
Friday 16 January 2015: 5.50pm- 11.00pm
Saturday 17 January 2015: 8.00am – 8.00pm
Sunday 18 January 2015: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Main Venue : Cintra Park Tennis Centre, Gipps Street, Concord, NSW
Friday night only venues: Palms Tennis Centre, Quarry St, Paddington and Parklands Tennis Centre, cnr Anzac Parade & Land Rd, Moore Park
For further information about all the venues including maps, transport and parking, please click HERE.
Surface – all venues: Synthetic Grass
Balls: Slazenger. New balls will be provided for all knock-out events. Once used ball may be used for round-robin and consolation events. ALL balls must be returned to the control desk after your match.
Match format – knock-out events
All matches including finals will be the best of 3 sets, with the 3rd set being a super tie break (first to 10 with a 2 point advantage).The first two sets are normal first to 6 sets with a tiebreak at 6-6.
Match format – round-robin events – Women’s singles & doubles / Mixed doubles Open & A
All round-robin events will be played as one pro-set – first to 8 with a 2 game advantage. A normal tie-break will be played at 8-8.
Match format – consolation events – singles and doubles
One pro-set – first to 8 with a 2 game advantage. A normal tie-break will be played at 8-8.
NB: Short deuce – all events. A sudden death point will be played on the second deuce.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled match time. Important – Immediately check-in at the Tournament Desk so we know you have arrived. You need to check-in each day.
Warm up times are limited to 5 minutes. Report the match results to the tournament desk immediately after your match so another match can be scheduled on your court. Between matches a 30-minute break is allowed after a main draw singles match and a 15-minute break after a doubles match or a consolation singles match.
NB: Late arrivals will incur a penalty in accordance with the GLTA rules starting from the moment the match has been announced (and a court is available). Therefore it is your responsibility to arrange transportation, get directions if necessary and leave yourself sufficient time to get to the venue.
Up to 5 minutes: loss of toss and 1 game
5 to 10 minutes means: loss of toss and 2 games
10 to 15 minutes: loss of toss and 3 games
More than 15 minutes: default.
The match schedules are HERE. Please note we are using three venues on Friday night for the first rounds of singles and consolations. Please check your time and venue carefully and note the regulations above for late arrival.
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com
Good luck to all players and have a great weekend.
Further information – first-aid, massage and the fun stuff
A volunteer First Aid Officer from St John Ambulance NSW- Event Health Services will be joining us at the tournament on Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday at Cintra Park.
They will be located in the office behind the control desk. Please make them feel welcome.
Massage service available – Saturday 17 January – 11.00am – 4.00pm and Sunday 18 January – 9.00am – midday.
Sandie Bennett is a qualified sports and remedial massage therapist with over 10 years experience, she is also a qualified personal trainer and sports trainer with 17 years experience. Sandie has previous experience as a sports therapist at events such as; the Australian Ironman event, Australian Indoor Cricket, NSW Indoor Sports and is also the trainer for Australia’s #1 female wheelchair tennis player, Janel Manns.
Prices: 15min = $20 30min = $40 Other times and prices available.
Please see Sandie in the Cintra Clubhouse to discuss your requirements and to book a time.
Complimentary tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit will be available all day on Saturday and Sunday at Cintra Park and a big screen TV will be showing all the Australian ‘summer of tennis’ matches over the weekend. The pro-shop at Cintra also sells a range of drinks, snacks and coffee and will be open throughout the tournament.
Saturday 17 January
Player’s Lunch – a buffet lunch of fresh, healthy salads and fruit will be available from 1.00pm to 3.00pm in the Cintra Clubhouse.
Happy Hour – from 5.00pm join your fellow players for a few drinks and nibbles and enjoy the APIA finals on the big screen. A selection of beers and wine will be available for $3.00.
Sunday 18 January
We will running the Australian Open tipping comp. Pick the winner in both the men’s and women’s singles finals. Tipping fees will help support our charity fundraising for the new year.
On finals day enjoy a BBQ from around midday.
There is a lot to enjoy off the courts in Sydney during January. The Sydney Festival, 8-26 January 2015, offers around 400 performances of 140 events performed by more than 1000 artists in more than 30 venues. Inclusive programming, a broad range of free events and accessible pricing policies for the ticketed shows means that Sydney Festival is open to all, welcoming Sydneysiders and visitors from wherever they live.
There is also the final lead-in tournament to the Australian Open Grand Slam. The APIA International, 11-17 January at Sydney Olympic Park, plays host to some of the top names on the WTA & ATP Tours.
Whether a local or visitor, January is the best time to be in Sydney.