……it was a great week far better and bigger than I’d expected. To organise so many students
and events must’ve been a huge undertaking……great work to allow us to play tennis at a great venue ( National
Tennis Centre, Olympic Games and China Open venue ) and to do all the sightseeing and get the boys fed too!... and we were
all impressed to be able to sneak onto the big show court for a hit….
Manager, Australian tennis team
'The standard of competition was excellent, our girls
really enjoyed participating in the competition, as well as experiencing the fantastic cultural experiences throughout
the week. The entire week ran smoothly and is very well organised' -Coach Australian tennis team
As well as our usual girls' hockey and soccer and boys' soccer, we decided to add girls' tennisto
the Event in 2010 because we had been fielding many requests to add it to our sports offering in Beijing.
With the competition being a resounding success we added boys' tennis for 2011. As with the girls' competition this is a team
event with 5 players competing in each round. A team may consist of a maximum of 7 players.
China is starting to
emerge as a tennis power and the number of young people taking up the sport is quite staggering. We expect that after
the excellent perfomances by the Chinese women in the 2010 Australian Open and beyond, many more will take up the game. A
number of Tennis Excellence centres have commenced over the past few years and they have some very talented players eager
for international competition. With our exclusive relationship that we have in Beijing we have access to these
up and comers. We know that tennis competitions can be very intense but we believe that players should experience all that
Beijing has to offer as well. Consequently the event is a balance of competition and cutural experiences and exposure.