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Why are there no tournaments in Canberra and Darwin?

lleytonfan!
12-30-2010, 03:10 AM
There's at least 1 in all 6 states, why none in our 2 territories?

Audacity
12-30-2010, 03:17 AM
When would they be played?

orangehat
12-30-2010, 03:49 AM
Same reason as why there isn't one in Alaska?

n8
12-30-2010, 05:06 AM
As a Canberra lad, it's unfair :(. At least NT gets a fair few Futures events, Canberra barely gets anything ever!

By the way, the weather is good here for tournaments. Cooler than Brisbane, warmer than Tasmania and less rain than Melbourne.

Ozdog
12-30-2010, 05:38 AM
Wasn't there a WTA tournament in Canberra until a few years ago?

Action Jackson
12-30-2010, 06:04 AM
AIS is in Canberra.

There used to be a challenger and a WTA event there, but NT gets plenty of Futures events.

Stelle
12-30-2010, 07:24 AM
There isn't enough time for them. If I lived in those cities I would be pissed off too. Maybe because they are small cities? I wish there was more tournaments in Australia during the year.

Ozdog
12-30-2010, 08:11 AM
I suppose when you think about it, the lead up to the AO is the same as Wimbly. Only so much can be shoved in over a 2-3 week lead in. The only other time would be during the lucrative Asian swing late in the year and there is no way Darwin or Canberra could Finacially muscle its way into that.

Stelle
12-30-2010, 11:06 AM
I suppose when you think about it, the lead up to the AO is the same as Wimbly. Only so much can be shoved in over a 2-3 week lead in. The only other time would be during the lucrative Asian swing late in the year and there is no way Darwin or Canberra could Finacially muscle its way into that.

Agreed. Even fitting it into the Asian Swing would be tough because there would have to be like 5 tournaments going on at once.

Territory
01-05-2011, 10:55 AM
All of the above, plus...

Darwin has no decent tennis centre to play a big tournament on and the majority of courts in Canberra are bloody artificial grass! :lol: I've played at seven clubs in Canberra and every time: artificial grass! Drives me crazy...