Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Local tennis players enjoy Australian Open experience

David Lee January 25, 2018

MEMBERS of Dhurringile Tennis Club and Shepparton North Tennis Club enjoyed an experience like no other, spending a day at Australian Open.

Club members had the chance to meet ANZ tennis ambassador and three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Dylan Alcott when they arrived at Melbourne Park on ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Day.

Each year, ANZ invites Community Play clubs from regional Victoria to attend the Australian Open, which includes ground passes and travel costs.

ANZ group executive, Fred Ohlsson said, “We’re proud to support regional clubs through the Community Play Program and continue to grow the sport at a grassroots level.

“These clubs have shown great dedication to the sport and we’re thrilled to be able to invite them to enjoy Australian Open 2018,” Mr Ohlsson said.

Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open tournament director, Craig Tiley said, “We are delighted to welcome some of our ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Play clubs to Melbourne Park. We are proud of the work these clubs do in their local communities to encourage more kids to pick up a racquet and play ANZ Tennis Hot Shots and we know they will enjoy their experience at Australian Open 2018.”