Australia’s future tennis stars will compete for the Red Energy Australian Made Foundation Cup in January, an interstate tournament that gives young kids from rural and regional areas the opportunity to play on a national stage during the 2019 Australian Open.
The Red Energy Australian Made Foundation Cup finals, an initiative developed by the Fed Cup Foundation, will be held at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Centre in Victoria from 14-17 January 2019. It has been proudly supported by the Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL) for the last 7 years.
The tournament forms part of the Australian Made Summer of Tennis, an Australian Made-driven program which celebrates junior sporting achievements while highlighting the importance of buying Australian products and produce.
“It’s important that we continue to encourage and nurture local talent – whether that’s our next crop of farmers, manufacturers or tennis stars. The Red Energy Australian Made Foundation Cup is just one way we can help to do that,” AMCL chief executive, Ben Lazzaro, said.
The best-and-fairest male and female players will each receive a $1000 cheque and the top state based team from the four day tournament will be awarded the Red Energy Foundation Cup.
“For almost 20 years the Australian Fed Cup Tennis Foundation has supported tennis players from small country towns throughout the country. We believe this event is vital to inspire young Australians to reach their potential both on and off the court”, Fed Cup Foundation president Judy Dalton said.
Mrs Dalton will officially launch the Foundation Cup finals with support from Red Energy and the Australian Made Campaign at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Centre on 14 January 2019.
Regional playoffs recently concluded Australia wide, with 28 of the nation’s best young tennis players set to represent their respective states at the championship.
Also featuring in the Australian Made Summer of Tennis is the ‘Breakfast with the Stars’ event held on 15 January 2019 at the MCC Members Dining Room, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jolimont.