30 October 2019 | Tennis ACT

Community Tennis Day will officially kick start the summer tennis season in Canberra on Saturday 2 November at the Canberra Tennis Centre.  The event will launch the Apis Canberra International 2020, and offer a host of free tennis activities for both children and adults.  The first 100 children aged 18 or under through the gates will receive a free tennis racquet to help start their tennis journey.

The ACT’s top ranked player Nick Kyrgios, will be on site with the NK Foundation and to have a hit with kids, with the world No.30 looking forward to the event.

“I love being back home in Canberra and always enjoy the opportunity to get involved in the local tennis community.  I’d encourage people to come down to the Canberra Tennis Centre and get out on court.

“It’s also a great opportunity to create awareness in the community around the work we are doing with the NK Foundation.  I’m really passionate about helping disadvantaged children and families. People can find out more about how they can support the cause by visiting on Saturday”

Tennis fans will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the Australian Open trophies, with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup and Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup set to be on display.

A host of additional activities will also be on offer including ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis demonstrations, Enchanted Canberra’s Batman and Snow White along with activities by Next Gen Canberra. 

Title Partner the Apis Group will be firing up the barbeque on the day, raising funds for their charity partner, Roundabout Canberra.

Tennis ACT will also be on the lookout for potential ballkids for the Apis Canberra International 2020, with attendees able to find out what’s involved in becoming a ballkid for the event.

Tennis ACT CEO, Kim Kachel, said it was sure to be a great morning of activities and looking forward to having Nick involved.

“Community Tennis Day is a great way for people to get outdoors and active via a host of entertaining options.  Likewise, they can find out how they can connect with a tennis club in their local area.  We are excited for the summer of tennis here in the capital which will feature our biggest ever event in the Apis Canberra International.  It’s going to be a brilliant launch of the season alongside the ATP Cup and Brisbane International.

“Nick is always a fantastic supporter of the events we have locally when he is back in town and he is always a huge hit with the kids.

Community Tennis Day, a free community event will be held at the Canberra Tennis Centre from 10am-12pm on Saturday 2 November.  More information can be found on the facebook event page.