Mix it with best, live grand slam dream

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Sport -

THOU­SANDS of bud­ding ten­nis play­ers are ex­pected to put their rac­quet skills to the test to take part in the Win a Wild­card com­pe­ti­tion, where the win­ner re­ceives a wild­card into the mixed dou­bles event at Aus­tralian Open 2015.

Play­ers aged 18 and over can par­tic­i­pate, with three com­pe­ti­tion grades cater­ing to all stan­dards of play.

The win­ning pairs from the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ments will be in­vited to Mel­bourne Park in De­cem­ber to contest the fi­nals.

Aus­tralian Open tour­na­ment di­rec­tor Craig Ti­ley said the ini­tia­tive was de­signed to en­cour­age grass­roots ten­nis play­ers to chase their Grand Slam dreams.

“We’re very ex­cited to of­fer a mixed dou­bles wild­card into Aus­tralian Open 2015, and I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to find their near­est qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ment and sign up.

“This is the chance of a lifetime to join the world’s best ten­nis play­ers at Mel­bourne Park,” he said.

Visit winaw­ild­card.aoblitz. com.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

Lo­cally, the qual­i­fy­ing tour­na­ments will be held at:

Oc­to­ber 5: Hens­man Park Ten­nis Club, South Perth.

Oc­to­ber 11: State Ten­nis Cen­tre, Bur­swood.

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