It’s officially summer in Australia, which means that the annual summer of tennis is finally here.
In December, Tennis Australia revealed the full schedule of events to take place in the lead-up to the first Grand Slam tournament of 2023, the Australian Open.
The calendar included a combination of ATP and WTA competitions, as well as a brand-new mixed tournament.
Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT were all been selected to host a variety of warm-up events.
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When did the 2023 summer of tennis begin?
The 2023 summer of tennis began on December 29 with the inaugural United Cup, which saw nations go toe-to-toe in a mixed-team competition format.
Elsewhere, the Adelaide International ran its two events again this year, along with tournaments in Kooyong, Canberra and Hobart.
Melbourne hosted the Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open and Melbourne Wheelchair Open in mid-January, with the Traralgon Juniors held in regional Victoria.
January 16 marked the start of the 2023 Australian Open, which is scheduled to wrap up on January 29.
Full Australia/New Zealand 2023 summer of tennis schedule
|Dec 29 – Jan 4||United Cup group stage||Brisbane, Perth and Sydney|
|Jan 1 – Jan 8||Adelaide International 1||Adelaide|
|Jan 1 – Jan 8||Canberra International||Canberra|
|Jan 6 – Jan 8||United Cup final four||Sydney|
|Jan 9 – Jan 14||Adelaide International 2||Adelaide|
|Jan 9 – Jan 12||Australian Open qualifying||Melbourne|
|Jan 9 – Jan 14||Hobart International||Hobart|
|Jan 9 – Jan 15||ASB Classic||Auckland|
|Jan 10 – Jan 12||Kooyong Classic||Melbourne|
|Jan 10 – Jan 14||Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open||Melbourne|
|Jan 13 – Jan 18||Traralgon Juniors||Traralgon|
|Jan 16 – Jan 20||Melbourne Wheelchair Open||Melbourne|
|Jan 16 – Jan 29||Australian Open||Melbourne|