Melbourne VIC, Australia, 20 December 2013 | ausopen.com
Australian pop sensation Guy Sebastian, Samantha Jade, Stafford Brothers and Nick Jr.’s Sam Moran will join Roger Federer and some of the world’s top tennis players, celebrity guests and Nickelodeon characters for Kids Tennis Day on Saturday 11 January 2014.
Roger Federer and a host of tennis champions will showcase their talents in an entertaining exhibition match on Rod Laver Arena, giving families the opportunity to see the stars of world tennis in action just days before they go head-to-head at Australian Open 2014.
Kids of all ages can play on the MLC Tennis Hot Shots courts guided by qualified Tennis Australia coaches, plus lots of exciting games and activities on the Nickelodeon “Wreck It or Racquet” court.
Off-court action includes entertainment from TV’s favourite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Starfish, Dora the Explorer and her cousin Diego, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Luke and Wyatt, as well as Sam Moran’s Play Along with Sam musical show.
“Kids Tennis Day is the nation’s biggest tennis family fun day and a fantastic way to bring kids into the sport and share in the excitement of the Australian Open,” said Craig Tiley, Tennis Australia CEO.
“Last year we had a record crowd of more than 12,000 kids and families. The most rewarding part for me was seeing kids of all ages and skill levels, including those who hadn’t tried their hand at tennis before, have a hit on the courts just days before the first Grand Slam of the year kicked off, learning some new skills and most importantly, having fun.”
Added Guy Sebastian: “Kids Tennis Day is a great day out for Aussie families and there is nothing else quite like it. This is the second year I have been a part of the action and I’m looking forward to performing on-court for the thousands of kids who will hopefully become the next generation of Aussie tennis players.”
Kids Tennis Day takes place at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open, on Saturday 11 January 2014 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Tickets are available from www.ticketek.com.au.
Pre-purchased tickets for adults are $10 and kids under 16 are free.
Don’t miss Kids Tennis Day around the country at the Australian Open Series events:
Hyundai Hopman Cup Kids Tennis Day Presented by Nickelodeon
Saturday 28 December 2013
Brisbane International Suncorp SunWise Kids Day
Monday 30 December 2013
Queensland Tennis Centre
Hobart International Kids Tennis Day Presented by Nickelodeon
Saturday 4 January 2014
Domain Tennis Centre
World Tennis Challenge Kids Tennis Day Presented by Nickelodeon
Sunday 5 January 2014
Apia International Sydney Kids Tennis Day Presented by Nickelodeon
Monday 6 January 2014
Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre
Visit www.hotshots.tennis.com.au to find out more.