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Australian Open Kids on Court Experience 2020 – Altona

January 23 - January 24


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, Melbourne Arena and Margaret Court 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 be drawing it out of a hat if we go over the numbers allocated at each venue.

Seven of the Vida venues, Essendon TC, Altona TC, Veneto Club, MCC Glen Iris Valley TC, MCC Kew, Swan Hill Lawn and Casa D’abruzzo Club will be offering some on court training with the on court experience.

Here are all the details for Altona Tennis Club

  • Thursday 23rd Jan
    5pm to 6.30pm
    On court training, match play and activities
    Sausage sizzle
    All details about the AO experience will be explained on this day
  • Friday 24th Jan
    On court at the Australian Open
    Meeting Time 8.30am
    Entrance on river side of Australian Open (Birrarung Marr)
    2 tickets (one for the child and one for the parent included)
    Must be a registered Hot Shots player and be coached at Altona TC.

Cost $60
Once your place is confirmed you will receive an invoice for the two day program

To register – click on the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page


January 23
January 24
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Mark Peel
0488 098 690


Altona Tennis Club
1 Fresno Street
Altona, Victoria 3018 Australia
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