Shepparton will host next year’s Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Asia Oceania final qualifying tie from 8-13 April 2015, taking place at the Shepparton Lawn Tennis Association and Tatura Lawn Tennis Club.
The announcement was made today by Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation, the Hon Damian Drum, MLC, alongside Greater Shepparton Mayor Cr Jenny Houlihan and Tennis Australia Tournaments Development Manager Francis Soyer.
“I’m delighted to see this major international junior tennis event come to the Goulburn Valley region that I grew up in,” Mr Drum said.
“This will not only inspire boys and girls to pick up a racquet, it will bring a significant economic boost to Shepparton and Tatura through players, coaches, officials and spectators being tourists to the region.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is proud to contribute $10,000 through the Significant Sporting Event programs to getting this event to Shepparton, and I urge all Victorians to get along to see our stars of the future make their first steps on the international tennis stage.”
Mayor Houlihan said the local community was excited to host the prestigious event.
“We have a proud history of hosting major tennis events and look forward to welcoming the world’s top junior tennis players to Shepparton in 2015,” she said.
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