The International Tennis Club of Australia - the IC - is Australia’s player alumni.
Our Club was created in 1951 to preserve friendships and promote goodwill between players and countries, upholding values of sportsmanship and fair play, with Australia’s legendary champions Adrian Quist and Frank Sedgman two of the driving forces.
Today, the IC upholds those same values, bringing current and former players together, organising events in Australia and internationally with our 40 worldwide counterparts, keeping the tennis family connected, providing tennis, social opportunities and giving back to the game.
The IC’s purpose is to enrich the lives of former tennis players.
Beyond the Tour is an initiative of the IC Australia, assisting retiring and retired players transition to life after the tennis tour, with advice, practical support, networking and a helping hand.
We also encourage the current player group to think about what life might look like Beyond the Tour.
If you’re a current or former pro player, we hope to see you soon as a Member of the IC, our tennis family.
Hard to believe but the tennis got even more exciting and with record numbers of tied matches, third set tie breaks and mixed doubles deciders.
In group B Israel came through as the winners but only after a very close match with Slovenia who were one point off taking them to a mixed doubles decider. The other three teams all ended up tied with one win each. So Slovenia, Austria and Spain went in to a series of mixed doubles deciders. Spain got the draw in to their three nation play off final with Slovenia winning the semi final over Austria and then went on to win The mixed doubles with Spain. So placing s in that group: Israel , Slovenia, Spain and Austria.
In the other group Italy won against Germany to top the group with Germany then taking fourth spot. This left Great Britain and Ireland to compete for second and third spots. Once again it got tied at three matches each with Ireland winning the mixed doubles decider.
So play offs on Friday will be :
Italy v Israel
Ireland v Slovenia
Great Britain v Spain
Germany v Austria
Another record was set with well over 100 restrings done already after so many long and closely fought matches. In the evening the juniors enjoyed a Tennis Quiz set by our hosts Germany at the evening dinner - winners Spain this time. It is Karaoke for the final night dinner!
IC Beyond The Tour Ambassadors
Beyond The Tour Launch
Ken Rosewall Regional Project launch, sponsored by CQS
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