The Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger is set to commence this weekend and we are very excited at the strong line up of talent ready to take to the courts at the Traralgon Tennis Association.
Challenger Tournaments which are part of the Australian Pro Tour – encompasses 27 weeks of competition, more than $1.1 million in prize money and over 15,105 world ranking points – the Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger is one of the top events on the calendar, of which we are very proud of.
There will be plenty of Aussies on display as well as some top international players. Last year’s champion, World No. 71 Jordan Thompson, Matthew Ebden, Andrew Whittington, Blake Mott and Luke Saville are just some of the big-name Aussies eager to win the title at this ATP Challenger.
Joining them will be the likes of; Taro Daniel (JPN), Brydan Klein (GBR) and Noah Rubin (USA), adding to the high calibre 32-player field.
With the invaluable support of the Latrobe City Council and the Traralgon Tennis Association, international world-class tennis will be showcased in Traralgon for the 12th consecutive year.
Manager Pro Tour, Fiona Luscombe from Tennis Australia, is pleased the Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger is bringing a strong playing field for the tennis-loving community.
“These ATP level events provide a very important springboard for players to move up the rankings and this event, leading into the Summer of Tennis, will be a vital warm-up for players heading to Australia,” Luscombe said.
“The Latrobe City Traralgon Challenger goes from strength to strength each year and with the addition of a brand new show court top players from Australia and around the globe are set to experience another great aspect to this event.”
The Australian Pro Tour is now in its second month and has already witnessed some impressive performances from established players and the next gen coming up.
Although tennis is the main attraction, during and following the event, functions and activations encourage the entire community to get involved.
The local primary school students will receive a special treat, with a number of activities for them to take part in, including an on-court experience and a question and answer session with players.
On the finals day (Sunday 29 October), Tennis Victoria’s Coach Development department will host a Professional Development session for the local coaches. They will also run ANZ Tennis Hot Shots workshops for volunteers after the finals, which will bring a fun and engaging end to an action-packed week of tennis in Traralgon.
On Tuesday 24th the Annual Ladies Lunch will be held, which has now become a highlight for the ladies in the Traralgon community. Tickets are still available for this popular event, with the highlight being a chat time with some of the players.
Tennis Victoria’s Schools Development team will be in the area engaging the local schools and delivering teacher training on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th.
Entry is free daily into the venue and everybody is warmly invited to come and watch some wonderful tennis.