The ADCTF Wimbledon Dinner, held at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club on 15 July, was a very enjoyable evening and will hopefully become a regular event on our calendar.
The evening featured interviews with Kathryn Oyeniyi, Manager of the Australian Davis Cup team, and Bruce Reynolds of Reynolds Racquet Services which were very informative, but the highlight of the night was the drawing of the ADCTF raffle.
1st: Douglas Kneen (Mont Albert)
2nd: Myra Scott (Toorak)
3rd: S.Dulson (Ormond)
Congratulations to the three winners and thanks to all those who supported the raffle.
Bentleigh Travel sponsored the major prize – a Hopman Cup 2017 Holiday package.
The semi-final tie against Belgium will be played in Brussels from September 15-17. Bentleigh Travel are organising a tour in conjunction with the tie including an extensive tour of Portugal after the tennis has finished.
Details may be found under the publications tab on this website.
The young Australian Davis Cup team scored an upset 3-2 victory over a full-strength USA team in the Davis Cup Quarter-Final held at Brisbane from 7-9 April.
The tie got off to a great start with Jordan Thompson defeating the USA’s top ranked player, Jack Sock, in 4 sets followed by Nick Kyrios downing John Isner in straight sets. Kyrgios out served his big-serving opponent sending down 15 aces to 9 from Isner.
The doubles rubber was a close match with the Americans prevailing in 5 sets to keep the tie alive however it was to no avail as Kyrgios despatched Sam Querry, again in straight sets, in the fourth rubber to secure the victory for Australia. Isner beat Groth in the dead fifth rubber.
Australia now goes into the semi-finals away against Belgium with Serbia playing France in the other semi.
John Peers prepares to serve in the doubles rubber.
Australia was victorious in its first round World Group Davis Cup tie v the Czech Republic at the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club from February 3-5. We now play the USA in Australia in the quarter finals from April 7-9. The venue will be announced by Tennis Australia shortly.
The ITF has released the draw for the 2017 Davis Cup. Australia is scheduled to meet the Czech Republic (seeded 3) at home in Australia from 3-5 February 2017. The winner will go on to play the winner of the USA v Switzerland match.
The draw may be found here.
The Australian Davis Cup team convincingly defeated Slovakia 3-0 in the World Group Play-Off held in Sydney from September 16-18.
Kyrgios and Tomic both won their singles rubbers in straight sets whilst Groth and Peers secured the victory in an exciting 4-set win in the doubles rubber. The final day’s play was washed out.
Australia now goes back into the World Group and the draw for the February 2017 tie will be announced next week.
We have just received the ticketting information from Tennis Australia for the 2017 Australian Open. The ticket application form as well as a map of the seating at Rod Laver Arena is available under the publications tab in the “News” tab on this website.
Their are two tiers of seating available for ADCTF Members and members may also apply for two free ground passes ($15 admin fee applies).
The Foundation has recently introduced a junior membership category for members under 21 years of age. The cost is just $40 and includes all the benefits of adult membership plus a free ADCTF Cap! An ideal present for your children or grandchildren.
Just fill in the membership form ADCTF Junior Membership Form.
Information for ADCTF members about the 2017 Sydney International, Brisbane International and Hopman Cup is now available under the Publications Tab on this website. ADCTF members have access to priority ticketing for these events and complimentary tickets to the Sydney event.
Tennis Australia has announced that the Davis Cup World Group Qualifying Tie will be played at The Ken Rosewall Arena, Homebush Stadium in Sydney from 16-18 September 2016. A purpose built grass court will be installed in the arena for the tie.
Members wishing to travel to Sydney for the tie are advised to contact Bentleigh Travel asap who have secured accommodation at the Pullman Olympic Park Hotel for the Foundation. It is planned to hold a Davis Cup Dinner on the Saturday night of the tie.