Melbourne, 22 November 2011 |

After a successful trip to Canberra, Australian Open Trophies, Norman and Daphne, hit the road and ventured north to Bowral in the New South Wales (NSW) Southern Highlands.

Upon arrival they visited the International Cricket Hall of Fame, which was built in honour of Bowral local and Australian cricket great, the late Sir Donald Bradman.

Norman and Daphne were joined by some local MLC Tennis Hot Shots on a VIP tour of the facility, and enjoyed photo opportunities with a full-size statue of Sir Donald, as well as the Sheffield Shield, one of Australia’s most prized cricket awards.

The next day, Norman and Daphne polished themselves up to look their shinny best for their public viewing at the Bowral Tennis Club, which coincided with the region’s Premier League Finals.

Pru Goward, NSW Minister for Family and Community Services/Minister for Women, and Harry Beck, President of Tennis NSW, were among the tennis fans lined-up to feel like a Grand Slam champion by having their photo taken with Norman and Daphne.

Following Bowral, the Australian Open Trophies jumped back on the Hume Highway to Sydney where they rubbed shoulders with a number of famous faces, including stars of popular TV show Home & Away, media personality Alan Jones and former Australian Open champions – John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall.

Jensen’s Tennis at Prince Alfred Park in Surry Hills, played host to Norman & Daphne’s public viewing. To commemorate their visit a festival of tennis was staged, which included MLC Tennis Hot Shots activations.

Graham Annesley, NSW Minister for Sport and Recreation, welcomed the Australian Open Trophies to Sydney and Harry Beck, President of Tennis NSW, Glenn Tasker, CEO of Tennis NSW,  and Steve Healy, President of Tennis Australia were also in attendance.

Former world No.1 Lleyton Hewitt was also at Jensen’s with former Home & Away star Kate Richie for a photo shoot to promote his upcoming charity day at Sydney Olympic Park (Sunday 27 November 2011 at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre).

Daphne and Norman rounded off their trip with an appearance on the news desk of 7 News Sydney.

MLC Tennis Hot Shots kids with statue of Sir Donald Bradman. TENNIS AUSTRALIA