Upgraded courts lead to Challenger tournament coming to Canberra

Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.
Tennis ACT wants to use its first professional tournament in nine years as a springboard to showing it has the facility capable of hosting Davis Cup and Fed Cup ties.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
5:50 PM West Coast look certain to be without Elliot Yeo for Sunday's clash with Geelong at Domain Stadium.
5:49 PM A host of big names have avoided suspensions from the match review panel, with Hawthorn playmaker Sam Mitchell and Sydney star Jarrad McVeigh among those to escape after incidents...
Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday, with contact sessions to decide his fate.
5:37 PM Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams is hopeful of returning from a collapsed lung against Brisbane Broncos on Saturday, with contact sessions to decide his fate.
5:36 PM The Australian Transport Safety Bureau report says the pilot of the Squirrel helicopter became disoriented in conditions in which the clouded sky and white Antarctic ice surface can...
5:19 PM Mick Malthouse's record-breaking coaching career is expected to end within a fortnight with Carlton bringing forward its decision on the beleaguered senior coach.
Angry bureaucrat kept waiting at Estimates uses the time to pen letter.
5:07 PM Angry bureaucrat kept waiting at Estimates uses the time to pen letter.
5:07 PM Aaron Woods has spent the bulk of the NSW camp trying to ensure debutant David Klemmer does not make the same mistakes he did heading into his first Origin game.
4:46 PM Sydney Swans coach John Longmire has praised the way champion utility Adam Goodes has hauled himself out of an early season form slump with a series of improved displays in recent weeks.
BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall by the wayside.
4:42 PM BTC Cup winner Hot Snitzel is facing the prospect of being left as the Stradbroke Handicap's topweight as contenders for the showpiece of the Queensland winter carnival continue to fall...
4:36 PM The Singing and Praying band is a great and almost unknown American sacred music tradition. The roots and the music of the few remaining bands stretch back in time and place across the...
4:32 PM A man has allegedly been pistol-whipped at a shopping centre in Melbourne's southeast in a brutal assault with one of the suspects connected to recent counter-terrorism arrests.
It's an average Australian's yearly salary, but one request for information sent this amount of money into the pockets of consultants.
4:28 PM It's an average Australian's yearly salary, but one request for information sent this amount of money into the pockets of consultants.
 A bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asked whether people wanted a
4:23 PM A bemused NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika asked whether people wanted a "soft" Super Rugby team or a "hard" unit after his 140kg wrecking ball Will Skelton came under intense scrutiny...
The majority of WAFL players enjoyed a bye last week while Western Australia handed South Australia a 45-point lesson at Lathlain Park.
4:13 PM The majority of WAFL players enjoyed a bye last week while Western Australia handed South Australia a 45-point lesson at Lathlain Park.
4:08 PM Just when you thought Gold Coast's injury crisis could not get any worse, one of their few remaining star players - midfielder Dion Prestia - is now likley to miss the rest of the season.
4:04 PM We're prone to thinking old box TVs and film cameras are antiquated technologies. But DVD players, digital cameras and iPods have also passed their zenith.
4:00 PM A young doctor has accused a senior Melbourne neurosurgeon of being "extremely abusive" towards staff at Monash Medical Centre and says the hospital did not want to know about the...
3:45 PM The Right, wRong, Regrettable and Ridiculous from round eight of the AFL season.
3:34 PM A big weekend of fantasy footy begins tonight when Geelong host Carlton at Etihad Stadium. Both sides are coming off a loss and keen to get back in the winner's circle, which hopefully...
Claims by the Prime Minister's chief business adviser about climate change have been rejected by the head of the Bureau of Meteorology as
3:31 PM Claims by the Prime Minister's chief business adviser about climate change have been rejected by the head of the Bureau of Meteorology as "incorrect", irrelevant and "old red herrings".
3:25 PM In arguably the toughest endurance sport, Australia's Michael Rogers has nominated his toughest competitor.
Promoting NRL games without Origin stars is like trying to sell tickets to a Rolling Stones concert without Mick Jagger.
3:24 PM Promoting NRL games without Origin stars is like trying to sell tickets to a Rolling Stones concert without Mick Jagger.
3:17 PM A 16-year-old girl has been bashed and burned to death in a public lynching in Guatemala captured on video.
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Listening to them, you would think that they would be more inclined to FEED stud cattle, rather
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PBE, let me also add we don't need what are virtually overpaid clerks jobs being done in the
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LOL. the RSPCA guilty of animal abuse.... Never call the RSPCA when an animal is injured or
THE reputation of Australia’s cattle industry as a whole and the live export sector in particular came in for scrutiny by CPC CEO Troy Setter.07 May 15  1 THE reputation of Australia’s cattle industry as a whole and the live export sector in particular came in for...
MORE than 300 jobs could be created on the Darling Downs if local company FK Gardner and Sons' plan to build a new abattoir is approved. 
30 Apr 15  2 MORE than 300 jobs could be created on the Darling Downs if local company FK Gardner and Sons' plan to build a new...