10TH Oct 2008

New generation headed to Sale

Source: Tennis Australia

Source: Tennis Australia

By tennis.com.au

Bernard Tomic is heading to Sale to compete in the Sale Men’s International which will be held next week.

The up and coming junior has recently returned from Chile where he was a member of the Optus Australian Davis Cup Squad.

Tomic will be joined by former Australian Open Boys’ finalist Nick Lindahl as well as members of the AIS Pro Tour Program Andrew Coelho, Adam Feeney and Greg Jones.

The Tennis Pro Circuit has developed Australia’s top tennis players, and is even bigger and better in 2008-2009. A host of young Australian and International talents are competing across the country, all vying for vital rankings points on their way up the ATP charts.

The Pro Circuit has proven a crucial phase in the professional journeys of all our recent stars including Pat Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, Alicia Molik, Samantha Stosur, and Chris Guccione. 

More recently Casey Dellacqua has graduated from success on the Australian Pro Circuit tour to reach number 40 in the world.

Forming part of the worldwide tour, the Pro Circuit events offer Australian and International athletes the opportunity to gain valuable WTA and ATP world ranking points.

The Sale Men’s International will be held at the Sale Tennis Club, Guthridge Parade, Sale, from 12-19 October. 

The Pro Circuit season started in Rockhampton on 6 September 2008 and has also visited Kawana, Gympie and Traralgon. Following Sale the tour will head to Mt Gambier, Happy Valley, Port Pirie, Perth, Sorrento, Burnie, Mildura and Berri.

Comprising 24 events, Australia hosts one of the highest number of Pro Circuit events per capita in the world. Tennis Australia and Spectrum Worldwide’s strategic priority is to grow the number of Pro Circuit events over the next three to five years.

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