Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2018

Every year during the first week of the Australian Open, Vida kids from all our venues have the opportunity to have an court playing experience. As part of the ANZ Hots Shots program, kids will play tennis on the court before the first match of the day. The kids will play for approx 20 to 30 minutes and then one of the kids on the court will have the opportunity to toss the coin at the start of the match. You are then free to stay for the day and watch some world class tennis and experience all of what the Australian Open has to offer.

This is an amazing opportunity to practice on the court your favorite players will be playing on!

In previous years, Vida kids have been lucky enough to:

  • Practice with World Number 1 Novak Djokovic on an outside court
  • Play on Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena
  • Toss the coin on match courts – some kids got on the big screen!
  • Being interviewed on the big screen before play started

Each Vida Venue has been allocated a number of positions for our Hot Shots participants. Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate every child, so to make things fair we will be drawing it out of a hat if we go over the numbers allocated at each venue.

Here are the dates for each venues opportunity. Please also click on the venue link for more information or speak to the contact listed;

    • MCC Glen Iris Valley Tennis Club
      Tuesday or Wednesday 16th or 17th Jan
      Contact: Angelo 0407 477 798 angelo@vidatennis.com.au
      More Info Click Here
    • Essendon Tennis Club
      Saturday 20th Jan
      Contact Ashleigh 0422 240 269 ashleigh@vidatennis.com.au
      More Info Click Here
    • Veneto Club Bulleen
      Saturday 20th Jan
      Contact Alex 0412 551 563 alex@vidatennis.com.au
      More Info Click Here
    • Altona Tennis Club
      Wednesday 17th Jan
      Contact Mark 0488 098 680 mark@vidatennis.com.au
      More Info Click Here
    • Casa D’Abruzzo Club Epping
      Friday 19th Jan
      Contact Sean: 0401 627 753 sean@vidatennis.com.au
      More Info Click Here

To be eligible to come on the day you need to;

  • Be a registered Hot Shots player with Tennis Australia  (if you are not click on the link below and register – Note: you need to be registered for the 2017-18 year)
  • Have lessons at a Vida Tennis Venue

What is included on the day;

  • 1 x ground pass for a child
  • 1 x ground pass for a parent

There will also be some practice options at venues the day before or holiday program options during the same week. Click on the above links for your venue information and then come back to this page to register.

So if you want to have a chance to be part of an on court experience day, speak to your venue contact of fill in the below registration form by December 17th. We will notify the kids who are coming on the day shortly after.



Call us (03 9457 7248) or email us at info@vidatennis.com.au

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