01/08/2022 | Press release | Archived content
This year's tennis season will begin early with Stockland's Highlands communit y hosting a fortnight of tennis tournaments as part of the 2022 Australian Wheelchair Tennis Summer Series - the Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open and the Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open.
For the first time, the Hume Tennis and Community Centre, located at Stockland Highlands in Craigieburn, will start the series with the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) Victorian Wheelchair Tennis Open, which will host more than 50 of the world's top players competing across the 16 courts from 8-12 January.
For the fourth year running, Stockland will also be naming sponsor of the Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open with men's and women's singles and double matches taking place from 15-19 January.
James Westh, Project Director at Stockland Highlands, said: "Stockland is proud to be expanding its sponsorship of wheelchair tennis in 2022 and welcoming some of the best players in the world to Craigieburn.
"Spectators can expect to see reigning and long-time world No. 1 Dylan Alcott compete in one of his final tournaments before retirement; Paralympic gold medallist Heath Davidson; five time Australian Paralympian Ben Weekes; and Stockland Highlands' resident, Saalim Nasser, who will be making his debut.
"All year round, our residents get to enjoy the Hume Tennis and Community Centre to stay fit and active. It's an annual highlight to host the players and spectators at our world class facilities, watch great tennis and soak up the atmosphere of the Wheelchair Tennis Open," said Mr Westh.
Stockland has been naming sponsor of the Melbourne Wheelchair Tennis Open since the opening of the world-class Hume Tennis and Community Centre in 2017. Stockland contributed $1 million to the development of the facility and partnered with Tennis Australia and Hume Council to deliver 16 accessible courts and a community centre.