Christchurchs Z-Energy Wilding Park has been confirmed as the venue for the New Zealand Davis Cup tie against Pakistan 16-18 September for the Asia-Oceania Group 1 second round playoff.

Overnight the International Tennis Federation (ITF) gave the green light for the venue being used for the tie.

Wilding Park recently held Davis Cup ties featuring New Zealand against India and also against Chinese Taipei.

Tennis NZ CEO Steve Johns said the venue suits the team well and should once again be a great opportunity for Kiwis to see New Zealand players in action.


"When we were told that Pakistan was unable to host the tie we immediately checked with Canterbury Tennis to see if the venue was available. It works well for the team who are used to the courts and we know we get great support from the tennis public in the city. Also having a captain such as Alistair Hunt who is so well-known in the sport in Christchurch is a bonus too."

The New Zealand team is Finn Tearney ranked 388, Rubin Statham at 445, Michael Venus ranked 40th in doubles and Marcus Daniell 59 in doubles.

If Statham takes the court he will beat Onny Paruns New Zealand Davis Cup record of the most ties played for his country of 25 ties.

New Zealand lead Pakistan 3-1 in head-to-head clashes. The last time the two sides clashed it was a 4-1 win for New Zealand in Myanmar in 2013.

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from New Zealand Tennis