Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2019

Every year during the Australian Open, some lucky Vida kids from all our venues have the opportunity to have an on-court playing experience. As part of the ANZ Hots Shots program, kids will play tennis on the Australian Open 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. A parent and the child is 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 play 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 (see picture below)
  • Play on Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena
  • Toss the coin on match courts – some kids got on the big screen and even a couple on prime time night matches
  • 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 once again be drawing it out of a hat if we go over the numbers allocated at each venue.

Registration Via the Form Below

Below are all the dates for each venue. Your registrations come with a practice session at your club before the day. Please click on your venue and read all the information before registering for the opportunity. If you have any further questions please speak to the contact listed;


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 2018-19 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 14th. We will notify the kids who are coming on the day shortly after.



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