Canberra will be getting behind local tennis star Nick Kyrgios as he takes on Austrian Dominic Thiem in the third round of the Australian Open tonight, 7pm.
Kygrios progressed after a five-set thriller against Ugo Humbert and there is expected to be plenty of attention on his matchup with the World No. 3 at John Cain Arena.
The Yarralumla Tennis Club will play host to The Summer of Tennis Party over Friday 12 and Saturday 13 February, which will broadcast the Kyrgios blockbuster on a giant screen amongst a hive of activity.
Tennis ACT CEO Kim Kachel said Canberra will be right behind Kyrgios after his outstanding contribution to the local community.
“Nick has contributed so positively on many fronts to the broader community; as recently evidenced in his support of those struggling through COVID and bushfires,” said Kachel.
“He loves Canberra and has always been a fantastic supporter of tennis across the ACT and region – he always puts his hand up to help us with projects and events.
“It’s time for everyone to continue showing him our support this Friday”.
Not only will there be a great atmosphere to watch the match, but there is also a chance to win a piece of Kyrgios signed merchandise.
“The event will be action-packed and we encourage locals to grab their mates, or their family and get ready to cheer on Nick,” said Kachel.
“We will also have a raffle at the event, from which one lucky fan will win signed merchandise from Nick.
“All proceeds from the raffle will go directly to support the NK Foundation”.
There will be plenty of action happening on and off court over the next two nights, with a chance for fans to jump on court in Open Court Sessions, and ANZ Tennis Hot Shots lessons for the kids.
Fans will also be able to grab a bite to eat with Pialligo Estate or a drink with Capital Brewing Co.
Gates will open at 5.30pm today. Tickets are $5 per person, with all ticket proceeds directly supporting Canberra’s community tennis clubs.
Please note tickets are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions so Tennis ACT encourages those interested to get in quickly to avoid disappointment.
In the case of wet weather, the match will also be screened at the Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden.
For further information on The Summer of Tennis Party, and ticketing click here.