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Tournaments

Vida Tournaments

Getting started in tennis tournaments for the first time can be a little confusing. The information below is a guide to help you navigate the tennis pathways of tournament & event play. These are:

  • ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Match Play
  • Junior Development Series Events
  • Junior Tournament & Competitive Play Events
  • ITF junior and National Junior Championships
  • Open Tournament & Competitive Play Events

Vida Tennis runs, manages, and hosts a number of tournament events at our various locations. To view tournament options at your Vida Venue, click on the Get Started button below in the section which suits you.

There are many different tennis pathways, ranging from professional to just getting started. Tennis Australia and its associated state bodies are the governing bodies that oversee and run all tournaments and events in Australia.

If you are interested in all the tournament options in your area Click Here. The majority of sanctioned tournaments are held during the school holiday breaks and long weekends.

Below is an overview of the new Tennis Australia aspirational player pathway. A holistic, unified pathway centered around the player journey has been created to help all competitive players understand their stage in the pathway and where to find competition opportunities most suitable for their standard.

There are now more opportunities to play at appropriate levels, with pathways leading to national team and individual championships for aspiring players.

Tennis Australia has developed a tournament, event, and competition matrix to help each player to determine which Competitive Play opportunities are suited to an individual’s level of play.

Hot Shots Tournaments

Hot Shots tournaments are great tennis pathways for kids to start their tournament pathway. In addition, these events are generally round robin and have sections based on age groups that use orange or green tennis balls.

Vida Tennis hosts a lot of these entry-level match play days at our venues. Speak to your head coach for more information on the next event.

For details on when the next Hot Shots Tournament is on, go to

Junior Competition & Event Matrix

Tennis Australia has developed a tournament, event, and competition matrix to help each player to determine which Competitive Play opportunities are suited to an individual’s level of play.

See below the matrix for Junior players.

Vida Tennis hosts several of these Tennis Victoria events. To view a full list of all events across Australia, click here.

Open Competition & Event Matrix

Tennis Australia has developed a tournament, event, and competition matrix to help each player to determine which Competitive Play opportunities are suited to an individual’s level of play.

See below the matrix for Open players.

Vida Tennis hosts several of these Tennis Victoria events. To view a full list of all events across Australia, click here.

Pro Tour Events, Davis Cup & Federation Cup and Grand Slam Events

These tournaments are all at the professional level. Tennis Australia sanctions and runs these events at venues throughout Australia.

What is a UTR and how does it work?

The Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Rating will be used across all forms of Competitive Play Events to determine entry and seeding/grading. UTR Rating Bands will also be used to define event draws.

A UTR Rating is a number that provides a real and accurate measurement of skill level. A player’s UTR Rating is a number between 1.00 and 16.50.

One match result is all it takes to receive a projected UTR Rating. After approximately five matches, the rating becomes fully reliable. As matches are played and entered into the system, a player’s UTR Rating will increase or decrease over time to reflect their current skill level.

Click on the following link to learn more about the UTR system

Register & Activate your UTR rating

Make sure you are ready to compete in 2022 in just two easy steps. Simply register with Tennis Australia and activate your UTR Rating with Universal Tennis. You may have already completed these steps.

Click on the following link to learn how

Remember to always talk to your coach at your club before entering your first few tournaments so they can guide you on which ones suit you best.

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