The 2023 Meadowbank Open
Your favourite Tasmanian tennis event is back! A celebration of friendship, family and fun, all wrapped up in a mixed doubles tennis tournament.
Our mates from Willing Bros will provide the nourishment while our Meadowbank wines flow freely and keep you hydrated all day long. Pair this with a rockin' soundtrack (courtesty of DJ Dredge) and a bunch of epic humans, and you can rest assured the 2023 version is sure to add to the colourful and legendary history of this cult event.
When: Saturday 18th February, 2023. 10:30am - 6:00pm
Where: The Sue Ellis Arena, Meadowbank.
What: A mixed-doubles tennis tournament, but in true Meadowbank style.
Who: The most inclusive tennis tournament of the year, with no pre-existing level of tennis skill required to compete. The tournament will consist of 16 mixed teams (i.e. 32 people) who compete in a series of knock-out matches (being the best of 3 games). Due to the growing popularity of this competition, all teams will be selected based on a random draw from those who purchase a 'PLAYER' ticket type.
Everyone else will assume the equally as important and varying roles of glamorous spectator, energetic supporter, questionable coach, last-minute substitution, occasional ball-person, vocal cheersquad, paparazzi, and drunk heckler.
The tennis tournament will kick off at 10.30am and play through until the Grand Final around 4:30pm. There will be a bar with beer and wine flowing freely, along with plenty of food throughout the day. At around 1:00pm we will take a formal break to celebrate the day, toast one another, and enjoy a long-table lunch by the amazing team at Willing Bros.
If you are wondering what to wear, think Wimbledon attire, whether old school or new. The regulated whites of the All-England Club will look great in the gardens of the Sue Ellis Arena (and become a great indicator of whether you have also enjoyed too many red wines...). For inspiration, you can visit our instagram highlights page here.
Tennis rackets will be available to use on the day. But if you’re bringing out an old wooden-framed favourite that you stole from your parents 1970’s collection, kudos to you.
TRANSPORT: There will be a bus departing from the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Hobart - boarding at 9:15am and departing at 9.30am sharp. The bus will leave Meadowbank to return to Hobart at around 6:00pm. This bus trip is complimentary with your ticket.
There are two very simple rules…
- You’re not allowed on the court to play unless you are over .05 (while we won’t be checking, no one wants to see you taking things too seriously); and
- Everything…and we mean EVERYTHING…is at the Tournament Director and Umpire's discretion.
- CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM - the tennis winners take it all! All the glory, the trophy, a Meadowbank Wines Discovery 6-Pack, and 2 x tickets for an Above & Beyond City Scenic Seaplane Flight
- "SPIRIT OF THE OPEN" AWARD – we'll be looking for the very best spectator who combines a fabulous Wimbledon inspired outfit with a positive and enthusiastic Mardi-style attitude. Somebody who embodies the "spirit" of Meadowbank (think fun and frivolity!). Winner receives a Meadowbank Wines Discovery 6-Pack.
Tickets are highly limited so secure yours ASAP!