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Welcome to the home page of Tennis Seniors Queensland (TSQ), the administrator of 35+ seniors tennis in this State.  TSQ is affiliated with Tennis Seniors Australia, Tennis Queensland, and is linked to Tennis Australia and the International Tennis Federation.



Latest News from Tennis Seniors Queensland

Further Suspension of ITF Seniors Tour

(posted April 2, 2020)


In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ITF has issued a Press Release suspending the Seniors Tour through to 13 July 2020.   At present, tournaments taking place from 13 July 2020 onwards are still planning to proceed as per the published schedule.  The ITF will continue to review the COVID-19 situation with the aim of resuming ITF events as soon as it is safe to do so. Further updates will be provided in due course.


ITF Tournaments Upgrade

(posted March 31, 2020)

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Following the running of successful tournaments in 2019, several Australian Tournament Directors, supported by Tennis Australia, applied to the ITF Seniors Committee for an upgrade of their tournaments.   The ITF Seniors Committee approved an  upgrade for:  

  • Tennis Seniors Queensland Championships Grade A
  • Victorian Seniors Grass Court Championships Grade 1
  • TSQ Sunshine Coast Championships Grade 2

All other tournaments (July December) remain the same.


Tennis Queensland Statement on Tennis Activities

(posted March 28, 2020)

  TQ Statement

With the continued escalation of the COVID-19 crisis and in consultation with the tennis community and the Government at each level, the Tennis Queensland Board of Directors has come to the decision that we need to act in the best interest of community health and safety by applying the following recommendations. Tennis Qld strongly recommends that all tennis activities cease from midnight Saturday 28 March 2020 across the state of Queensland.


Tennis Australia and its Member Assocations are postponing all tournaments until further notice..

(posted March 14, 2020)


You can view the details in the Press Release below:

Tennis Australia Press Release

Cancellation of TSQ Claycourt Championships and ACT Seniors Championships ITF tournaments due to Coronavirus.

(posted March 13, 2020)


The ITF have postponned the TSQ Claycourt Championships in Ipswich 4-7 April and the ACT Seniors Championships in Canberra at Easter 10-13 April due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). You can view the details in the Press Release below:

ITF Press Release

2020 Sunshine Coast Veterans Tournament

(updated March 28, 2020)


The 2020 Sunshine Coast Veterans Tournament has been cancelled in line with TA recommendations.


Coronavirus and the impact on ITF Circuits events

(posted February 28, 2020)


The ITF have sent a brief to all ITF Seniors Tournament Directors regarding the possible impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with a reassurance that the safety and welfare of players, support staff and tournament staff remains paramount to the ITF. The ITF will continue to monitor the situation in consultation with independent medical and travel advisors, particularly in areas where ITF events are taking place, and are prepared to take any necessary measures based on expert advice.


2020 TSQ Claycourt Championships

(posted January 27, 2020)


The TSQ Claycourt Championships will be held at the George Alder Tennis Centre in Ipswich 4-7 April, 2020. Entries will close on 31 March.


Gympie Gold City Tennis Tournament

(posted January 27, 2020)


The Gympie Gold City Seniors Tennis Tournament will be held in Gympie 13-15 March, 2020. Entries will close on 6 March.


Queensland win the Australian Teams Carnival

(posted January 13, 2020)

Teams win

Tennis Seniors Queensland have won the Australian Teams Championship for the third year in a row. TSQ President Gail Bates was almost in tears and lost for words when it was announced that Queensland had won. She was quick to thank the Queensland players for their efforts this past week and paid tribute to the Western Australian Seniors for organising what has been a superb week of tennis on the Busselton and Bunbury grass courts.


Max Bates inducted into the Australian Seniors Tennis Hall of Fame

(posted January 13, 2020)

Max and Gail Bates

At the Annual Tennis Seniors Awards Dinner, a Queensland legend in the form of Max Bates was inducted into the Australian Tennis Seniors Hall of Fame. Max has won a host of Australian and World Seniors Titles in his career but being the humble champion that he is, he was quick to acknowledge the support of his devoted wife Gail. Tennis Seniors Queensland congratulates and salutes such a worthy recipient.


Tennis Seniors Queensland 2019 Senior of the Year

(posted January 13, 2020)

Ian Somers

At the Annual Queensland Dinner, President Gail Bates announced that the recipient of the Tennis Seniors Queensland Senior of the Year for 2019 is Ian Somers. Ian is a tennis tragic who plays regular tennis fixtures in the Brisbane Seniors competition whenever he is not hiking through the European Alps with his wife Jan. He first represented Queensland at the Australian Championships on the Gold Coast in 2004 and was hooked. He has not missed an opportunity to be part of this wonderful event since..


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