General Melbourne Membership

Register for the Aus Open Switch Social Tournament – Albert Reserve

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Date: Thursday 24 January, 2019
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Albert Reserve
Address: Crn Hannah St & St Kilda Road, St Kilda
Cost: $30.00

Pizza provided & Trophy to be won!
Tennis World members get a complimentary drink card.


What is a SWITCH Tournament?

  • Timed matches in (Round Robin) format
  • Coach feeds from side of court to 4 baseline players (1 team at each end)
  • After every point the team the coach feeds to ‘switches’ sides (Eg; Forehand side player moves to Backhand side and Backhand side player moves to
  • Forehand side) ongoing each point
  • Players play out point and score tally is 1,2,3 etc
  • Every 10 points teams change ends
  • The idea of SWITCH is to win as many points as possible in the time

The idea of SWITCH is to win  as  many  points  as  possible  in  the  7-minute  rounds. The top  2  teams  who  win  the  most  points  from  their  draw  move  on  to  the  Quarter  Final  stage.
Then  winning  4  teams  move  to  Semi  Final,  2  winning  teams  from  SF  move  to  the Grand  Final. Trophies  and  perpetual  cup  (Serge  Biguzas  Cup)  is awarded to the  winning  team.

This year, there are two divisions.

  • Open Division – suitable for Advanced players
  • Social Division – suitable for Beginner to Intermediate players

All players can enter as team of 2 or alternatively enter as an individual and tournament staff will pair players up with a playing partner

There are five teams per draw and each team plays each other twice in the draw.