The spotlight may firmly be on the professional tennis circuit throughout the Australian summer but that doesn’t mean that Cardio Tennis will be taking a holiday. In fact, it is just the opposite.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with one of the Cardio Tennis events being held across the country and we’d love to meet you in person and hear about your Cardio Tennis story.
Australian Open – Melbourne Park
For those who live in Melbourne and will be coming to soak up the action at the Australian Open, Cardio tennis has a feast of activities for all to enjoy.
Bigger, better and back for its second year is our marquee at Grand Slam oval where fans can experience the on-court Cardio Tennis experience in an off-court environment.
After going through a Cardio burst circuit as a warm-up, two patrons will compete side by side to see who can burn the most calories in our new camera-based virtual game of tennis called Burn It. The person with the most calories burnt at the end wins and then both patrons can cool down with a free, thirst-quenching ice drink from Coca Cola.
Patrons can then share their Cardio Tennis image (example below) to Facebook via Open Interactive, a new social media initiative from Tennis Australia and a first in Grand Slam history.
For those who love to get into the grounds early and set themselves up at Margaret Court Arena there will be Cardio Tennis showcases taking place on the first two days of play (14 and 15 January) at 10.30 am and then again on Saturday 19 January. A competition will also take place asking tennis fans to register for Cardio Tennis, IThey do this and then post or tweet about it on Facebook or Twitter they will go into the running to win a Suunto heart rate monitor. This is the perfect opportunity for those who already do Cardio Tennis to share the experience with their friends and family.
Look out for the Cardio Burst crew, who will roam around the grounds at Melbourne Park stopping for some heart-pumping fun, showcasing the drill and play-based elements of the program.
Did someone say Flash mob?
A Cardio Tennis Flash Mob will be held at Federation Square on Monday 21 January at 1pm. With seven main dancers leading the dance, members of the public who pre-register can also participate in this landmark event. Check out the demonstration below and head on over to The Space website and sign up if you think you’ve got the moves to join in.
Another Flash Mob will happen at Garden Square at Melbourne Park on Wednesday 23 January and the first 100 people who register and take part in both events will receive free entry (a ground pass) into the tennis on the Wednesday.
Can’t make the Australian Open?
Be sure to check out all the fun at the Crown Live Site located on the banks of the Yarra River opposite the Melbourne Aquarium. Members of the Cardio Tennis team will be holding a Cardio Tennis Temptation Burn-off challenge on site for the Australian Open official draw being held on Friday 11 January and then again from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 January.
Bring the kids down to Melbourne Park for Kids’ Tennis Day on the Saturday before the Open starts (12 January) to enjoy a number of activities, including a free performance from Guy Sebastian in Rod Laver Arena. While the kids are enjoying all that is on offer, treat yourself to a Cardio Tennis workout on the day by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Apia International Sydney
Organisers of the Apia International Sydney offered a Cardio Tennis free trial to members of the public at the 2013 tournament. They had over 100 registrations and had to close the registration period early so if you plan on attending the event be sure to show your love for Cardio Tennis by watching one of the following showcases:
- Wednesday January 9 - Show Court 1 at 1030am
- Wednesday January 9 - Ken Rosewall Arena at 7pm
- Thursday January 10 – Ken Rosewall Arena at 7pm
- Friday January 11 - Ken Rosewall Arena at 7pm
- Saturday January 12 - Ken Rosewall Arena at 7pm