It’s officially summer in Australia, which means that the annual summer of tennis is right around the corner.
Tennis Australia have revealed the full schedule of events to take place in the lead-up to the first Grand Slam tournament of 2023, the Australian Open.
The calendar includes a combination of ATP and WTA competitions, as well as a brand-new mixed tournament.
Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT have all been selected to host a variety of warm-up events.
The Sporting News takes you through the key upcoming events.
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When does the summer of tennis begin?
The 2023 summer of tennis will begin on December 29 with the group stage of the inaugural United Cup, which sees nations go toe-to-toe in a mixed-team competition format.
The semi-finals and final of the tournament will take place between January 6-8.
Elsewhere, the Adelaide International will run its two events again next year, along with tournaments in Kooyong, Canberra and Hobart.
Melbourne will then host the Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open and Melbourne Wheelchair Open in mid-January, with the Traralgon Juniors to be held in regional Victoria.
January 16 will mark the start of the 2023 Australian Open, which is scheduled to wrap up on January 29.
Full Australia/New Zealand 2023 summer of tennis schedule
|Dec 29 – Jan 4||United Cup group stage||Brisbane, Perth and Sydney|
|Jan 1 – Jan 8||Adelaide International 1||Adelaide|
|Jan 1 – Jan 8||Canberra International||Canberra|
|Jan 6 – Jan 8||United Cup final four||Sydney|
|Jan 9 – Jan 14||Adelaide International 2||Adelaide|
|Jan 9 – Jan 12||Australian Open qualifying||Melbourne|
|Jan 9 – Jan 14||Hobart International||Hobart|
|Jan 9 – Jan 15||ASB Classic||Auckland|
|Jan 10 – Jan 12||Kooyong Classic||Kooyong|
|Jan 10 – Jan 14||Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open||Melbourne|
|Jan 13 – Jan 18||Traralgon Juniors||Traralgon|
|Jan 16 – Jan 20||Melbourne Wheelchair Open||Melbourne|
|Jan 16 – Jan 29||Australian Open||Melbourne|