What a start to the year it was for Hume Tennis through January 2020 – this was one of our biggest and best summers yet. With lots of tennis for everyone, we hosted players and their families from all over the world:
- Stockland Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open
- Ten-Pro Global Junior Tour
- Daiki a 15 year old tennis player from Japan who stayed at Hume House and trained at Hume throughout January
- Tennis activations throughout the community
Stockland Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open and Japanese Junior Tour
For the past 4 years Hume Tennis have hosted an International Tennis Federation tournament, The Stockland Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open. This year being the year of the 2020 Olympic games saw our highest number of entries, 71 players.
This brought new challenges of running the event to cater for that many players but we didn’t just manage we made it bigger and better for everyone with more shade and more storage. We had the top 10 men playing and 7 of the top 10 women playing here. All of our coaches were working hard during this tournament to make it our best one yet.
Hume were privileged to team up with Tennis Australia, and the Japanese Consulate of Australia to host the largest junior international camp and tournament ever held in Australia. With eight Japanese juniors making the trip from Japan plus a junior from Germany and Australian players meant we assembled 18 junior players. Also part of the tournament and camp were two local players, Jin and Anja, who started playing tennis at the Hume Tennis Wheelchair Hub.
Ten-Pro Global Junior Tour
This year in 2020 we added a completely new tournament to the calendar Ten Pro Global Junior Tour. This is an international junior tournament for some of the world’s best young juniors. This Tournament is held the world’s best tennis academies: Rafael Nadal, Nick Bolleteiri and Kim Clijsters just to name a few.
It was an amazing opportunity for our Hume junior members who competed throughout the week against juniors from all over the world. We had players from: all over Australia plus Europe, Asia and the Pacific who all had a memorable week. This Tournament was a great addition to our calendar and we look forward to hosting the event again in 2021.
Daiki from Japan visits Hume for the month of January
At the start of January, we welcomed Japanese junior player Daiki (15 years) to the club who stayed at the Hume Tennis house with Kale. Daiki is a talented junior player who came to Hume to train and play over the month of January. Daiki improvement over the month was incredible, Daiki participated in three tournaments and was the runner up in 2 events. Throughout the month Daiki got to go to the Zoo, Australian Open 3 times and train at Splash. Daiki also had English lessons from one our members Aya, we would like to thank her for translating throughout the month.
Australian Open – Kids Day
This year our the Hume team took lots of players to the Australian Open. Firstly the team took the kids who played in the Ten Pro tournament then Coach Daniel Massa took a special invited 30 kids from the local schools who played at Hume throughout the year.
Craigieburn Central Activation
Each summer over the holidays and over this years 2020 Australian Open we set up a court at Craigieburn Central for anyone to come and play some tennis and to learn about playing tennis. Coach Clara was down there most days introducing new families to the sport.
It is safe to say over the Month of January Hume Tennis has been busy – we are excited to get back into coaching and looking forward to the 202o Craigieburn Tennis year.
About Hume Tennis
Hume Tennis is is a premiere 16 court Craigieburn Tennis Club that is situated in Craigieburn, Victoria Australia. Including a: proshop, cafe, community rooms and health suites – Hume Tennis is the place to play tennis if you are visiting or live near Craigieburn.