MELBOURNE, January 6, 2019 (AO Press Release)
World No.1 and six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic and two-time AO champ Victoria Azarenka will join a host of top players, singer Guy Sebastian and much-loved children’s characters at Kids Tennis Day onSaturday 12 January.
Djokovic and Azarenka will be joined by world No.17 Madison Keys and world No.19 Grigor Dimitrov who’ll delight young fans with some fast, furious and fun tennis action as they show off their skills in a series of stunts and drills as part of the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular between 11.00-11.45am.
Designed especially for kids, popular entertainer Guy Sebastian will perform a set of his show-stopping hits and there will be special appearances by favourite TV characters including Peppa Pig and family, PJ MASKS and Octonauts,and many more.
Tickets for kids under the age of 15 are just $5 on Kids Tennis Day, with adult tickets at $25.
Other fun activities for families across the site include:
- The Rod Laver Arena Spectacular,
- Explore the ‘best of Victoria’ activations at Grand Slam Oval
- Play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and a range of other tennis activities on the Australian Open courts
- Have fun at the inflatable ANZ Tennis Hot Shots court on AO High Street for a chance to win official AO merchandise.
- Take a photo with the magnificent Australian Open trophies
“It’s an awesome feeling watching thousands of kids take over the Australian Open on Kids Tennis Day,” Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“Walking around the site and seeing the kids on court, enjoying the entertainment and experiencing the very best of our sport is what this event is all about. It really comes to life at the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular, where they are amazed by the skills of the top players and hopefully inspired to play the game themselves.
“Tennis has always been a sport the whole family can enjoy and Kids Tennis Day is one of the highlights of the summer calendar.”
Tickets are now on sale for Kids Tennis Day, for more information please visit Ticketek.