The 106th Albury Easter Tournament will not go ahead this year due to the threat of the coronavirus.
First played in 1910, the tournament has only seen pauses for periods of World War I and II, with 1952 the last time it was abandoned due to rain.
The Albury Tennis Association was advised by Tennis Australia not to go ahead with matches in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The annual event attracts around 250-300 players each year, with many travelling from interstate to compete.
The Rex Hartwig Cup was scheduled to take place following the Easter Tournament, however, has also been cancelled as it enters it's fourth year on the Border.
While the Albury Tennis Association decided to pull the pin on it's Summer pennant competition last week, the Hume Country Tennis Association also decided not to go ahead with their preliminary finals this weekend.
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The call was made on Friday night by the executive committee to cancel the competition.
"When Albury decided to cancel their season, we thought we'd have another look at the situation," president John Seidel said.
"We contacted the clubs and asked if they were comfortable with continuing to play.
"We still had another week to go and it was problematic whether we'd get to the end of that too."
Teams that finished on top of the home and away ladder will be considered this year's Hume Country Tennis Association premiers, while second will claim runner-up.
Bungowannah finished on top in section one.
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