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2017 University Open Tennis Championships

The University Open is the major open tennis tournament in Brisbane.

The tournament runs over three weekends (22-23 July, 29-30 July & 5-6 August) but the Australian Ranking Points events will only be played on the first two weekends. 

The tournament offers 44 events, catering for all players from the top tournament player to the local fixture player.

Knock-Out Events:
Open (Silver Level Australian Ranking Points)
Special (ITN 3)
18 & Under (Bronze Level Australian Ranking Points)

Round-Robin Events:
Grade events covering all fixture and social levels
ITN 4-10 (A Grade), ITN 5-10 (A Reserve Grade), ITN 6-10 (B Grade) and ITN 7-10 (C Grade)
Seniors events (with Level 6 Seniors Ranking Points)
35 & Over, 40 & Over, 45 & Over, 50 & Over, 55 & Over and 60 & Over

The rough eligibility guidelines for the Round-Robin Grade events are:
ITN 4 (A Grade)  -  UQTC Fixtures A1 Grade, BNTA Fixtures Pennant, high UQ Social Red
ITN 5 (A Reserve)  -  UQTC Fixtures A2 Grade, BNTA Fixtures Pennant Reserve 1, low UQ Social Red
ITN 6 (B Grade)  -  UQTC Fixtures B1 Grade, BNTA Fixtures Division 1, UQ Social Yellow
ITN 7 (C Grade)  -  UQTC Fixtures C Grade, BNTA Fixtures Division 2, UQ Social Green & Blue

The first rounds of the Round-Robin events are pre-scheduled so players know their first session times when they enter.  For large Round-Robin events, first round winners will be required to play follow-on finals at another time.

Entrants in Round-Robin Grade events, not playing in UQ Tennis Club programs, must supply information about their playing standard such as their ITN or Fixtures (Competition, Team Name & Grade).  Players listed in the top 200 in the current Australian Rankings may not play in the Grade events.

Entries for the Australian Ranking Points events will only be accepted if lodged on-line.  Entries for all other events may be lodged on-line or using the downloadable entry form.  Doubles entries will not be accepted unless a partner is named.

The deadline for entries is Saturday, 8 July.  N.B. Entry deadline extended to Tuesday, 11 July. 

Late entries can still be accepted for the Round-Robin Grade events as these do not start until the second weekend of the tournament.

Entries can be lodged on-line here. N.B. The on-line entry portal is now closed.  Any late entries in Grade events must be lodged using the printed entry form.

N.B. Tennis Australia has made its tournament on-line entry system needlessly complicated.  When players go to enter on-line, they are asked to create a Tournament account if they don't already have one.  To create a Tournament account, players need their 11-digit Tennis Australia My Tennis Player ID Number.  Unfortunately, although the Tennis Australia tournament on-line entry system still requires the 11-digit My Tennis Player ID Number, Tennis Australia has stopped issuing Player ID Numbers automatically for new players being registered through My Tennis (as it is switching to using player e-mail addresses for identification purposes).  This means that players who do not have a Player ID Number, or don't remember their number, need to contact Tennis Australia via or 1800 752 983 to obtain their number or have a new number created for them (information required - name, postal address, unique e-mail address, birthdate and a phone number).   

A printable version of the entry form can be downloaded here but this cannot be used to enter the Open Singles & Doubles and the 18/U Singles.  These events must be entered on-line.

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