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.
IC PHILANTHROPY FOUNDATION (ICP) – UPDATE APRIL 2020
The IC Philanthropy Foundation has approved and sent most grants for which ICP received applications. We have had to stipulate that, proportionate to the time when the programmes are not able to take place, a part of the grant should be held over until next year. We are not clear what impact the pandemic will have on our fund raising but are assessing this.
Many of the IC Philanthropy programmes are on hold for now but some are communicating with their players online - where possible. Videos are posted with challenges and activities for children to try at home to keep them active and engaged.
We asked the ICP programme organisers to send in short updates to share with you. These can be found here and on the IC Philanthropy website
Please click on the appropriate stripes to visit the website of an individual country's IC