With some of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in France and Australia, Tennis-Ticker heralds this year’s Advent season!
Master U‘ BNP Parisbas 2018 & Championnats de France par Equipes 2018
The Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition is the world’s most prestigious international college team event, hosted by the the French University Sport Federation, the French Tennis Federation, in partnership with BNP Paribas. Founded in 2006, this prestigious tournament hosts the top nations in university tennis, and is still organized for students by students. Success can be measured by the tournament’s long running history, as it is renewed for its 13th edition this year. Play started yesterday on Friday, November 30 with the quarterfinals. Finals will be on Sunday, December 2.
But there is more to it than that, as the French national team championships will be played this weekend as well! In the annual held Championnats de France par Equipes, the two best male and female teams of the premier division will fight for the national title. This year, the men’s final will be played on Saturday, December 1 between US Colomiers and TC Blagnac, while the women’s squads of ASPTT Metz and TC Paris will play their final on Sunday, December 2.
December Showdown 2018
Each December more than 400 of Australia’s best junior tennis players of all age groups assemble at Melbourne Park for the so called December Showdown 2018! In these two weeks, it will be decided who is the best and most talented prospect in Australia’s tennis scene. Besides the national championships in every age category, the biggest highlight of the December Showdown is the Australian Wildcard Open Play-Off tournament. Whoever succeeds in this tournament can make him or herself a big christmas present, since the winner will earn a starting spot in the 2019 Australian Open in January. Last year’s winner in the men’s tournament, Alex De Minaur, already has proven, that a great perfomance in December Showdown can be a big step towards a professional career in the spotlights and international recognition on the Pro Tour.