ANZ is delighted to be an Associate Sponsor of the Australian Open Tennis – the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific region.
We are thrilled to continue our support of one of the world’s greatest sporting events, and the only tennis Grand Slam tournament held in the southern hemisphere, an event that offers so many opportunities for our staff and customers to participate.
Both ANZ and the Australian Open have a long history and a shared heritage, with both being born in Australia and growing strong ties in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership stretches back to 2010 and underlines our commitment to the Australian market, and the communities within it. This commitment is further highlighted by our additional support of the sport on year-round basis at grassroots level.
Since 2014, ANZ has partnered Tennis Australia’s fast-growing children’s starter program, ANZ Tennis Hot Shots. Since its inception in 2008, Hot Shots has become one of the most popular sports programs for primary school children in Australia, with more than 500,000 children experiencing the program in the past 12 months alone. In conjunction with Tennis Australia, ANZ has also given out 110,000 tennis racquets to first year school children across Australia to encourage them to play tennis. In addition, the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Grants program has rewarded 20 tennis clubs and venues with a $10,000 tennis grant with entries currently open for a second year. From local club level through to the Australian Open, ANZ is proud supporter of tennis.
ANZ is the Official Bank of the Australian Open. For more on ANZ’s sponsorship and activities, as well as great tennis content and social media, www.anz.com.au/promo/acetheopen/