Tickets for the AO Rally for Relief exhibition match that will take place at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday January 15 will go on sale at 4pm today, Monday 6 January 2020.
All funds raised from AO Rally for Relief will be donated to the bushfire relief cause.
Tickets are just $54 for adults and $35 concession and are available at ticketmaster.com.au.
AO Rally for Relief is part of the broader Aces for Bushfire Relief program, launched by Tennis Australia last week in response to the devastating bushfire crisis across the country, and which has been embraced by the global tennis community.
“This unprecedented bushfire crisis is devastating people, properties, communities, livestock and animals across the country and our hearts go out to all those affected,” Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley said.
“We felt it was vital we use all our events across the summer to make a meaningful contribution to help these people and communities rebuild their lives. The response from the tennis community – our players, clubs, partners and international tennis bodies – has been overwhelming and it’s wonderful to see everyone pull together.
“The world’s top players, boasting many Grand Slam titles between them, have committed to AO Rally for Relief and we look forward to announcing the line-up in the coming days. The players are keen to be involved – we’ve had a tremendous response from them and they are keen to help.
“AO Rally for Relief promises to be an incredible night of tennis and entertainment, as well as a wonderful opportunity to bring together the best of our sport for this important cause.”
Aces for Bushfire Relief initiatives include:
#Aces4BushfireRelief – $100 donation for every ace served at:
- Australian Open
- ATP Cup in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney
- Brisbane International
- Adelaide International
- Hobart International
- Apis Canberra International (which has moved from Canberra to Bendigo due to the bushfires).
Tennis Australia is also working to further mobilise the international tennis community – the players, the WTA and ATP and other tennis bodies and events – to surpass the target of $100 per ace at all events in January.
Community Tennis Relief
Tennis Australia will grant $1 million to help communities repair and rebuild tennis facilities damaged or lost in the bushfires.
AO Music for Relief
Proceeds from the AO Live Stage concert with Jessica Mauboy on Sunday 19 January will be donated to bushfire relief. Additional artists will be announced in the coming days.
Open Court Sessions for Bushfire Relief
More than 1,000 tennis clubs across the country will be encouraged to support the relief efforts as part of the launch of Tennis Australia’s newest adult social play participation program, Open Court Sessions.
Anyone wishing to donate to the Australian Red Cross bushfire disaster relief and recovery efforts can do so at www.redcross.org.au/tennis