Suzie Falkner, of the IRTPA, will be providing a live text commentary of the upcoming World Championship Challenge between the reigning champion Rob Fahey, and the challenger Steve Virgona. The IRTPA is also hoping to have live webcam coverage available.
The match will be best of thirteen sets, with the first four sets on Tuesday 4th May, the next four sets on Thursday 6th, and any remaining sets on Saturday 8th.
More details of the live text commentary can be found here, including Suzie’s email address for those who want to be kept up to date with further information.
The eliminators for the right to challenge Rob Fahey in May 2010 start in February. The four players are Camden Riviere, Steve Virgona, Ruaraidh Gunn and Bryn Sayers. The schedule for the first round of eliminators is as follows:
Camden Riviere -vs- Ruaraidh Gunn
Royal Melbourne Tennis Club: Tuesday 9th February
Aiken Tennis Club: Friday 19th and Sunday 21st February
Steve Virgona -vs- Bryn Sayers
Seacourt Tennis Club: Wednesday 10th February
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia: Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th February
To purchase tickets for the match at Seacourt please download an application form here.
This will be played under the challenge format of the best of thirteen sets, and will be hosted by The Tuxedo Club on Thursday 18th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March.
The Challenge Match
This will be played on Tuesday 4th, Thursday 6th and Saturday 8th May at the Royal Melbourne Tennis Club.
Information on events being held around these two weeks will be available shortly on the IRTPA’s web site.