Parkes, NSW, Australia, 12 November 2013 |

You can help attempt to set a Guinness World Record when the AO Blitz visits Parkes in regional New South Wales on Saturday.

Parkes’ main street will be closed off when it attempts to set a Guinness World Record for the most people bouncing tennis balls on racquets at 12pm.

Up to 1000 people are expected to be involved in the event; if you live in or near Parkes you’re invited to be a part of the action which can help bolster those numbers even higher!

Victoria will again enjoy several AO Blitz visits this week as tennis’s biggest road-trip winds its way through Melbourne suburbs Keilor Downs and Doveton as well as Geelong and Torquay in regional Victoria.

The Blitz will also pop up in Bathurst (NSW), Salisbury (SA) and Hughes (ACT).

Date Time Town Location
Thur 14 Nov 6-9pm Keilor Downs, VIC Green Gully Tennis Club
Fri 15 Nov 9am-1pm Bathurst, NSW Bathurst Tennis Centre
Fri 15 Nov 4-7pm Torquay, VIC Torquay foreshore
Sat 16 Nov 9-10.30am Geelong, VIC Centre Court Indoor Tennis Club, North Geelong
11.30am-1.30pm Geelong Lawn Tennis Club, Belmont
2.30-4pm Grovedale Tennis Club, Grovedale
Sat 16 Nov all day Parkes, NSW Cooke Park
Sat 16 Nov 10am-1pm Salisbury, SA Salibury Christmas Pageant, Salisbury town centre
Sat 16 Nov 11am-5pm Hughes, ACT North Woden Tennis Club
Sun 17 Nov 11am-5pm Hughes, ACT North Woden Tennis Club
Sun 17 Nov 10am-1pm Doveton, VIC Doveton Tennis Club

At each event there’ll be an array of exciting activities such as MLC Tennis Hot Shots, Cardio Tennis* and Speed Serve**, plus the appearance of the Australian Open trophies^ and plenty of giveaways.

Some of these Blitz stops will also feature special guests and unique events (listed below) that will ensure they’re not to be missed!

Green Gully – Tennis Twister

Geelong – Jelena Dokic will make an appearance, as well as Tennis Twister and the Hot Shots Bus

Parkes – Alicia Molik and SpongeBob Squarepants will be in attendance; the ANZ Supporter Zone will also feature, as well as a face-painter

Hughes – There’ll be plenty of tennis in Hughes with the NSW/ACT conference of the Asia-Pacific Tennis League, as well as the Super 10s junior tennis program; also in Hughes will be the ANZ Supporter Zone, plus a DJ, jumping castle, BBQ and face-painter

With the AO Blitz competition underway, 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.

* Cardio tennis will not feature at the AO Blitz event in Torquay

** Speed serve will not feature at the AO Blitz event in Hughes

^ the Australian Open trophies will not be at the AO Blitz events in Bathurst and Salisbury