COMPETITIVE tennis will return to the Riverina next month as part of the inaugural Tennis NSW Super Series held across the state.
The events for senior and juniors players are the first of their kind in NSW after the introduction of Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), the most accurate global index of tennis skills available to players.
The system allows for players to understand their level of skill and performance better and allows tournament organizers to ensure that players are matched based on level based play.
Six tournaments will be held in the south-west region including Temora (Sunday, July 19), Griffith (Sunday, July 26), Yass (Sunday, August 2), Thurgoona (Sunday, August 16), South Wagga (Sunday, August 30) and Bolton Park (Sunday, September 6).
The event will be contest over a fixed draw with 32 competitors.
"With the current temporary suspension of all Tennis Australia-sanctioned tournaments, then the team here have worked tirelessly in recent weeks to put something in place for those who enjoy competitive play," Tennis Australia CEO Lawrence Robertson said.
"We have been watching the growth of UTR for some time and now feels like the right time to make full use of it in delivering a new competitive experience for our players across NSW.
"series will cater for both junior and senior players and I'm delighted that NSW are the first state to launch a series of events aimed at this level of player."