After the last edition turmoil, the Tennis Australian has recently announced a brimful schedule for the upcoming the 2022 Australian Summer of Tennis. It has incorporated the ATP Cup, double WTA 500 events, four ATP 250 events, three WTA 250 events, Australian Open and many of the junior and wheelchair events.
“It’s incredibly important to have the world’s best players competing across the country, inspiring the next generation of players and growing interest and excitement in our sport,” said Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia CEO.
“It’s also vital to provide competition opportunities for the playing group, and with an incredible 17 tournaments, we are pleased to announce we will have a record number of jobs for players here in Australia in January.”
“We have worked closely with both the women’s and men’s tours and would like to particularly thank our government partners across the country who have all been tireless in their efforts to bring the tennis back in 2022. I know it was sorely missed this year, and we are already planning to have a full program of events across the country in 2023.”
“It’s also fantastic to bring tennis back to regional Victoria, where I know the local communities of Bendigo and Traralgon will welcome these global events with open arms.”
“It is not news to anyone that the pandemic, closed borders and varying rates of vaccination created a massive challenge for us and led to the changes specifically for the summer. It’s why we waited as long as possible to secure optimal conditions for the players and fans in as many locations as we could.”