About Australian Open Ballkids International program presented by Kia Motors India

The upcoming Australian Open 2019 is going to be like no other. We will tell you why! Kia Motors India is sending India’s biggest Ballkids Squad to the epic tennis tournament and our excitement knows no bounds.

This is an international program where selected top 10 kids will earn their place with their sweat, skill and determination. All those who make it to the other side of the rigorous selection process will get a chance to make history. If selected in the top 10, they will get a huge boost to their confidence and more:

  • An all-expense paid trip to Australia
  • Access to Melbourne Park tennis arena
  • A chance to interact with Tennis Legends
  • An opportunity to get trained by the Experts

Master Class With
Mahesh Bhupathi

Kia Motors have associated with one of the biggest Indian tennis star and legend, Mr. Mahesh Bhupathi who will mentor the program in India. Once Tennis Australia selects the top 10 kids and trains them for Australian Open Ballkids program, same would be a given a half day Master Class by the legend himself. Inspiring and teaching them the nuances of the game in an interactive session. This is going to be a huge boost for the confidence of these young tennis players.

Association With AO

Kia Motors has been a proud partner of Tennis since 2002 and has played a key role in supporting the players and promoting the growth of tennis worldwide.

As a Major Partner of Australian Open, we take pride that our courtesy fleet has covered close to 5 Million Kilometers, carrying champions and journeymen to their respective destinations.

With the Ballkids program and the Master Class with Mahesh Bhupathi all set to roll, Kia Motors India wants the nation to know it is a trustworthy partner of talent, of passion, of champions in making.

How It Works

Kids passionate about Tennis are welcome to visit the microsite and submit their entries between 20th Oct 2018 and 8th Nov 2018 on the registration section. Each entry will be given a unique registration code.

Note: End date for registration has been extended for Delhi and Kolkata to 15th Nov, 2018.

Do check the microsite for details like date and time for your slot in your selected city.

  • 1

    Phase One

    Kids will be tested for ballkid skills and English competency. Those selected will get an intimation on their registered mobile no / Email.

  • 2

    Phase Two

    Top 100 kids from India will then appear for a final round in New Delhi between 24th -25th Nov 2018. Top 10 kids will be handpicked by a specialized Tennis Australian team after kids go through the internationally designed ballkids selection program.

    They will also get to meet the legendary tennis star of India, Mahesh Bhupathi.

  • 3

    Phase Three

    Kids will be tested for ballkid skills and English competency. Those selected will get an intimation on their registered mobile no / Email.