AGL Loy Yang is celebrating 30 years of supporting the prestigious AGL Loy Yang Traralgon International tennis tournament, representing one of the longest corporate partnerships in the Latrobe Valley.

The tournament, run by the Traralgon Tennis Association, acts as the lead-in to the Australian Open Juniors and has seen tennis greats compete early in their careers including Ash Barty, Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer.

AGL General Manager Loy Yang Christo van Niekerk said Loy Yang has been the naming rights sponsor of the tournament since its inception and has also provided volunteers from the power station and mine, and facilitating upgrades to the courts.

“We are proud to once again be naming rights sponsor of the AGL Loy Yang Traralgon International for the 2023 competition. The tournament not only supports the local community and economy by putting Traralgon on the map for some of the world’s junior tennis stars but provides an opportunity for AGL workers to volunteer and give back to the local community,” Mr van Niekerk said.

“We have been working with the Loy Yang Traralgon International since its first year, watching it grow to one of the most anticipated events in the community.

“Over three decades, we have worked together to put on fantastic events throughout the year, help upgrade the facilities and put on the annual tournament. AGL Loy Yang looks forward to supporting the tournament and junior tennis stars for years to come.”

Traralgon Tennis Association Manager Susie Grumley thanked AGL Loy Yang for its continued support over the past 30 years.

“The Traralgon Tennis Association is honoured to have partnered with AGL Loy Yang over the past 30 years. This is a wonderful, longstanding partnership and we couldn’t have continued without it,” Ms Grumley said.

“The support and friendship that all the Managers and staff have given to the Club over this time has been amazing and extends not only over our major events but continually throughout the year.

“AGL Loy Yang are a wonderful company that support so many Gippsland sporting and non-sporting events, we are so fortunate to have them and all the team working within our community.”

The Traralgon International kicks off on Wednesday January 11 at the Traralgon Tennis Centre with 160 juniors to compete.