Sheppard To Headline Kids Tennis Day 2018

AO Press Release, December 14, 2017

Aria-award winning band Sheppard will delight young fans as they headline the sixth annual Kids Tennis Day brought to you by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots on Saturday 13 January 2018.

The Australian group will perform live at the Rod Laver Arena Spectacularamong some of the world’s best tennis stars, with Marvel’s Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man and the Black Widow also set to make special guest appearances on centre court.

The Walt Disney Company theme will continue throughout the day with the much-loved global media and entertainment giant recently announced as the Official Family Entertainment Partner of the Australian Open.

The AO Ballpark will return for the second year at Australian Open 2018 and will offer all-day entertainment on Kids Tennis Day. The mini theme park for kids will feature activations and attractions from The Walt Disney Company’s portfolio of brands – Star Wars, Marvel, Disney (Frozen, Moana) and Pixar (Cars).

Kids will also be able to pick up a tennis racquet and play at the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots activation at the AO Ballpark.

“Kids Tennis Day is one of the highlights of the summer as it brings together some of the sport’s finest players, kids and of course some exciting Disney characters”, Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.

“The event provides a fun and friendly atmosphere to enjoy everything the Australian Open has to offer and we look forward to seeing families and kids taking over Melbourne Park.”

“We can’t wait for Kids Tennis Day and to perform at the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular,” Sheppard said.

“We love summer and the atmosphere in Melbourne during the Australian Open and we’re so excited to be part of such an amazing event for kids and families.”

The AO Ballpark will also feature LEGO, NERF as well as a 60-metre zipline, and will operate from Monday 15 January to Thursday 25 January.

Entry for kids under 15 is FREE but will require a ticket to enter, adult tickets are available for $17. Ground passes will be available to purchase should the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular sell out.

Tickets are now on sale for Kids Tennis Day, for more information please visitTicketek.

Mastercard Hopman Cup

30 December 2017 – 6 January 2018

Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia

Every day is kids’ day at the Mastercard Hopman Cup with junior tickets just $5 for day sessions and from $10 for night sessions

Tickets are available via Ticketek

Suncorp Kids Tennis Day at Brisbane International

Sunday 31 December 2017

Pat Rafter Arena, Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane, Queensland

Kids under 16 years of age are FREE

Tickets available via Ticketek

Sydney International Kids Tennis Day

Sunday 7 January 2018

10.30 am

Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Sydney, NSW

Kids under 14 years of age are FREE

Tickets available via Ticketek

Hobart International Kids Tennis Day

Saturday 6 January 2018

10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Domain Tennis Centre, 2 Davies Avenue, Queens Domain, Hobart, Tasmania

Kids are FREE

World Tennis Challenge Kids Tennis Day

Monday 8 January 2018

10.00 am to 12.00 pm

Opposite Tennis SA, War Memorial Drive, Adelaide, South Australia

Kids are FREE

Kids Tennis Day brought to you by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots

Saturday 13 January 2018

8.00 am to 3.30 pm

Melbourne Park, Richmond, Victoria

Kids under 15 years of age are FREE

Tickets available via Ticketek