IT. IS. BACK!
...and it is SOLD OUT! Sorry.
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After a few years in the wilderness, the Meadowbank Open is making its long awaited return!
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A celebration of friendship, family and fun, all wrapped up in a mixed doubles tennis tournament, the Meadowbank Open is scheduled for Saturday 13th February 2021.
With the legends at Frank Restaurant providing the nourishment, Dr Edge the soundtrack, and Meadowbank wines flowing freely to keep you hydrated, the 2021 version is sure to add to the colourful and legendary history of this event. Colourful and legendary like that time Silky scored perfect 10’s for his veranda-launched landing on an unsuspecting dressage horse, or the (in)famous 45-minute rendition of "The Colin Joke". Anyhow, we digress…
Let’s get back to business and talk about this years event.
When: Saturday 13th February, 2021. 10:00am - 5:30pm
Where: Meadowbank, 652 Meadowbank Road, Meadowbank TAS 7140
What: A mixed-doubles tennis tournament
Who: The tournament itself can accommodate 16 teams (i.e. 32 people). However the Open is, ummm, open to more. Teams that are playing will be assigned as follows - the first half ot the draw on a first in, best dressed basis, and the second half as wildcards from remaining entries keen to play. All other ticketholders can and will assume the equally important and varying roles of glamorous spectator, energetic supporter, questionable coach, last-minute substitution, occasional ball-boy/girl, vocal cheersquad, paparazzi, and drunk heckler.
PLEASE NOTE: the chance to play is now closed, as we are currently sorting out the draw. There are a small handful of tickets still available to be part of the side-of-court action though. So dress up in your Wimbledon best, relax by The Open Bar, and enjoy the day's entertainment from side-of-court!
The tennis tournament will kick off at 10:00am and play through until the Final at around 4:00pm. 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 break to celebrate the day, toast one another, and enjoy a long-table lunch by the amazing team at Frank Restaurant.
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 enjoyed too many red wines as well. For inspiration, you can visit our instagram highlights page here.
Racquets will be available 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.
To help with travel, there will also be a bus departing from Frank Restaurant at 9:00am, and then departing Meadowbank for the return leg at around 5:30pm. The bus trip is complimentary with your ticket.
Tournament Rules: 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 Umpire's discretion.
Prizes Up for Grabs:
- CHAMPION TEAM - glory, the trophy, a Meadowbank Wines Discovery 6-Pack, and 2 x tickets for an Above & Beyond City Scenic Seaplane Flight
- BEST DRESSED MALE + FEMALE – a Meadowbank Wines Discovery 6-Pack
- THE 'SPIRIT OF THE OPEN' AWARD - a twin-pack of Meadowbank Magnums
*When purchasing, please indicate in the comments section whether you wish to play in the tournament, or simply immerse yourself in the pleasure of being a spectator. Please also note the name of your preferred doubles partner too, or whether you would like us to find one for you. Finally, tickets include all food, wine, bus trip up and back, and the smooth smooth sounds of Matty d'Emden in the commentary box. Enjoy.