Barty serves to fans at Indian Wells
Fans enjoyed the chance to return the serve of a pro tennis player when Ash Barty's joined them on court at Indian Wells - and prizes were on offer if they were successful.
Australian No.1 Ash Barty was a hit with fans at Indian Wells as she took part in a FILA promotional appearance at the BNP Paribas Open.
Appearing on the Tennis Warehouse demo court, Barty fired down some serves to fans as part of the “Serve for Kicks” competition.
The goal for fans? To return the world No.21’s serve and aim at targets on the court for a chance to win shoes, including one signed by FILA athletes.
Barty is one such FILA athlete, and had great fun participating in the competition.
“It was actually really nice out here today, doing a serve and return challenge,” the Queenslander said.
“There were some great returners out here and I’m sure some stars of the future.”