ASB has been supporting tennis in New Zealand for more than 100 years. From club level right through to one of the country’s most important tournaments, we’re keeping our eye on the ball.
The ASB Classic is part of the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) tour and is played in the first week of January each year at the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland.
Since it started in 1986, this tournament has gone from strength to strength, each year attracting some of the world's best players. Recent competitors include Jelena Jankovic, Daniela Hantuchova, Nadia Petrova, Anastasia Myskina and Vera Zvonereva.
The ASB Classic demonstrates ASB's commitment to tennis on a national basis. www.asbclassic.co.nz
ASB has supported Auckland Tennis for more than 100 years, in a partnership that is believed to be one of the longest serving sports sponsorships in the world. www.aucklandtennis.co.nz
ASB Tennis Centre
ASB is the major naming rights sponsor of the ASB Tennis Centre situated in Tennis Lane (formerly part of Stanley Street), Auckland. Offering both indoor and outdoor courts, this high profile sporting venue is the home of Auckland Tennis Incorporated and two international tennis tournaments - the ASB Classic and the Heineken Men's Open.
ASB is the major sponsor of Canterbury Tennis, based at Wilding Park in Christchurch. As part of this sponsorship we have the naming rights to the ASB Trans-Tasman Challenge, a match that usually features a New Zealand representative team playing an Australian state team. ASB is also the major sponsor of the ASB Senior Interclub competition in the Canterbury region. www.canterburytennis.co.nz
Tennis South Canterbury
ASB is the major sponsor of Tennis South Canterbury, based at Timaru's ASB Tennis Centre which features the ASB Pavilion. This top-class facility enables Tennis South Canterbury to host a number of regional and international tennis events including the Davis Cup. Tennis South Canterbury also runs a full complement of local junior, senior and veteran's tennis programmes each season.