COMMUNITY

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EVENTS

Tennis Canterbury organises a number of events each year to promote and showcase tennis in our region. These range from highly competitive tournaments such as Sets in the City and the Canterbury Open, to those with a decidedly more social feel such as the Corporate Day.

 

See below or Contact us for more information on all events.

 

We encourage the involvement – and associated promotion – of local businesses, and Sponsorship opportunities are available for most events. Please Contact us for more details on these opportunities and benefits.

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Corporate Day

Tennis Canterbury Corporate Day has been described as “a lot of fun, a bit of serious”. Kicking off in 2019, the afternoon event held at Wilding Park sees teams of 4 from a broad range of corporate businesses playing doubles tennis, followed by food, drinks and a live auction.

 

Dalman Architects were the inaugural winners and successfully defended their title in 2020.

 

Covid restrictions have put a halt to the event since then but keep your eye out for the Corporate Day “come back” next season.

Love Tennis

Love Tennis is a National FREE Open Day. The annual event, held in Spring, sees tennis clubs around the country open their doors and courts for their wider community to come along and give tennis a go for FREE!

 

With activities for all ages including coaching sessions and court play, mini games, BBQs and much more, there’s so many reasons to come along and give tennis a go. Fun for the whole family and no experience is needed.

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Canterbury Open

The names of past winners on the trophy for the Tennis Canterbury Open confirm the prestigious status of this event on the national tennis calendar. Since 2020, it has been held over the 3 days of November’s Show Weekend with a strong line-up of players competing for the trophies at Wilding Park.

 

Winners of the 2021 Tennis Canterbury Open were:
Women’s Singles: Abby Mason
Men’s Singles: Connor Heap

Sets In The City

Sets in the City was a new initiative by Tennis Canterbury in the 2020-21 season. The 8-week competition created a festival of tennis on the Centre Court at Wilding Park.

 

Played on Thursday evenings, the event featured a full contingent of officials (umpire, lines-people, ball-people, etc) and some of the best tennis talent in the country. Only four players - two female and two male - played off each week. The winning Club/Player (female and male) each week earned a prize of $1,000.
 
Clubs represented each week had access to Wilding Park’s centre court Corporate Boxes. The café/bar was open and live music featured throughout the evening.

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