Melbourne, Australia, 30 October 2013 |

The AO Blitz will this week hit the eastern states of Australia as it continues its epic road trip around the country.

The Blitz will appear in country Victoria’s Sale and Colac, the Melbourne suburbs of Caroline Springs and Malvern, the New South Wales regional cities of Newcastle and Gosford, Sydney Olympic Park, and Emerald in Queensland. It will also make an appearance in Gawler, South Australia.

If you live in or near these towns, come on down and get involved; these Blitz events will be the site of several of exciting activities such as MLC Tennis Hot Shots*, Cardio Tennis^ and Speed Serve, plus heaps of giveaways.

See below for this week’s AO Blitz schedule:

Date Time Town Venue
Wed 30 Oct 12-1.30pm Sale, VIC Sale Pedestrian Mall
6-8pm Sale Tennis Club
Thurs 31 Oct 9.30am-2.30pm Sydney Olympic Park, NSW Sydney Olympic Park
Fri 1 Nov all day Colac, VIC Colac Show, Bruce St Colac
Sat 2 Nov 9am-2.30pm Gawler, SA Gawler Village Fair, Murray St Gawler
Sat 2 Nov 10am-1pm Emerald, QLD Emeral & District Lawn Tennis Association
Sat 2 Nov 10am-1pm Newcastle, NSW Top Spin Tennis Centre, Broadmeadow
Sat 2 Nov 12-6pm Caroline Springs, VIC Caroline Springs Tennis Club
Sun 3 Nov 10am-3pm Gosford, NSW Kariong Mountains High School, Somersby
Sun 3 Nov 12-3pm Malvern, VIC Chadstone Shopping Centre

Several of these AO Blitz events will also feature other great initiatives:

The Australian Open trophies – these magnificent silver cups will stop by in Sale, Colac, Caroline Springs, Newcastle, Gawler, Gosford and Chadstone

ANZ Supporter Zone – this will be a highlight of the AO Blitz events in Newcastle and Gosford

SpongeBob Squarepants will make an appearance at the Colac Show, as will the Twister, which will also be a feature of the Caroline Springs event.

The Emerald & District Lawn Tennis Association will host a face painter and jumping castle, while Newcastle fans can enjoy watching a fun Cardio Tennis celebrity challenge.

With the AO Blitz competition having begun, you can register now and start completing challenges and earning points for your home town.

For more information, head to or follow the Blitz and on Twitter @aoblitz.

* MLC Tennis Hot Shots will not feature at the AO Blitz events at Sydney Olympic Park or Chadsone
^ Cardio Tennis will not feature at the AO Blitz event at Chadstone