The first tournament held in 1962, 55 years ago. Prior to the Australian Open changing its court surface, the tournament was played on Rebound Ace. When the Australian Open changed to Plexicushion in 2008, all Australian Open Series tournaments were required to change their court surfaces to Plexicushion. To keep the tournament organizers made significant improvements to the facility, including resurfacing the courts to Plexicushion and improving the seating facilities.
Venue: Hobart International Tennis Centre