Australian Open Giveaway: Win a NEW tennis racquet + a FREE Tennis Lesson!

Australian Open Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic

…and the winner is??? You can find out who won by pressing this link-> Australian Open 2012 Giveaway.

The Australian Open is underway and you have tennis on your mind. Perhaps you are a seasoned tennis player needing a new tennis racquet and someone to play with? Or perhaps you have always enjoyed watching tennis but never felt confident enough to give it a go? Either way, there is no time like the present to get on court and start playing.

In association with HEAD tennis racquets and gear, OnCourt Advantage is giving YOU the chance to step on court with a free tennis lesson and a brand new tennis racquet.

The prize:

1 brand new HEAD tennis racquet from either:

  • The current Novak DJOKOVIC Speed Series (value: up to $409). Winners can select 1 racquet from within this range with their required grip size.
OR
AND
How to enter:

You must leave a comment on this blog post answering the following question:

In 100 words or less, tell me what you like most about the Australian Open and why?

Competition closes on January 31st, 2012. Winner will be contacted by email and must be available to collect the racquet in person in Singapore. Entries will be judged on creativity and/or originality by a third party.

The fine print:

1. The competition ends at 12 midnight (Singapore time) on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012.
2. To enter you must leave a comment on this blog post sharing what you like most about the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam and why.
3. Entry is limited to one comment per person. Competition is only open to Singapore residents and those living in Singapore.
4. Winner must be available to collect the tennis racquet in person from the Grand Hyatt Hotel by end of February 2012. Tennis Lesson must be completed by end of April 2012.
5. Please register a routinely checked email address in the email field of your entry.
6. The winners will be notified via email within 7 days of the competition closing.
7. Should the winner fail to make contact via return email within 72 hours of notification a new winner may be selected.
8. The winners’ contact details will be kept confidential and will not be passed onto any third parties. All email addresses will remain completely confidential.
9. Entries remain the property of OnCourt Advantage and may be republished.

On Wednesday 11 January 2012 the Australian Open chose OnCourt Advantage to be what they call an Official Australian Open FAN-bassador!

“FAN-bassadors are chosen according to who provides the most useful analysis and commentary from different corners of the globe and who prove themselves by being particular active online and sharing a wealth of tennis knowledge.” FAN-bassadors ”represent the Australian Open brilliantly through their tweeting, other social networking activity and quality of the articles and content on their sites.

OnCourt Advantage supplies all the details YOU need to make it easy to follow tennis, get your tennis tickets and watch men’s and women’s professional tennis on the WTA, ATP Tour and for each Grand Slam tournament all year round.

77 thoughts on “Australian Open Giveaway: Win a NEW tennis racquet + a FREE Tennis Lesson!”

  1. Australian Open is one of the epic tournaments in the world. Although the prize pool is the smallest among the Grand Slam Australian Open always have a unique aspect that many future top players debut from here. Kei Nishikori the first Japanese player went to the quarterfinals will definitely become one of the top tier tennis player in the world starting from this tournament!

  2. Hello Tennis funs,

    My name is Australian Open – I’m 107 years old. I just had 2 of the most amazing weeks in my life with the best tennis ever culminating with a near 6 hour epic final. I have lots of friends – this year 686006 people came to my party and millions others followed me on-line. Players love me for being the first to offer a chance to get a head start in the race and for my generousity (2.3MM to the winner)
    I have 3 other brothers, and wish them well in rest of the season

  3. Australian Open as first grand slam event of the year is different from the other three slams because people from all over the world are frantic and on high spirits. It is evident in the high attendance at the tournament and as its the richest tournament in the world. It delivers revelations like the Djokovic as well as Azarenka who ousted Sharapova. The players go beyond their limit, playing like theres no tomorrow. The longest match in history at almost six hours was totally epic. It inspires all people, seeing the players play with their hearts for the Australian Open.

  4. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year. What better way to start the year than a major sporting event. I hope the organisers maintain this timing, always well run, and commendable with their efforts to provide something different each year. Tribute to the Australian legends was very inspiring.

  5. The uniqueness of Australian Open is that players are put to test under extreme heat and rain to fight it out for the championship. This means changing play conditions (outdoor vs indoor) depending on the weather; adding its own twists to make matches more exciting. A fresh year brings with it fresh hopes and it is quite natural that players put in great efforts in hopes of a successful year. And after watching this year’s Men’s final, who cannot help but collapse on knees to the tennis prowess and fighting spirit of the top two players in the world?!

  6. I have to say the Australian Open is awesome in terms of set up and players you get to see, definitely worid class in facilities and ease of public access. I dont think we have ever found it hard to get a centre court ticket if you plan in advance, and unlike Wimbledon, you dont have to enter a ballot to purchase court tickets.

  7. Australian Open as first of the four grand slam tennis events of the year set it different from the other three tournaments. People from all over the world are frantic and on high spirit for the said event. It is evident in the high attendance who watched the tournament. As it is also the richest tennis tournament in the world. The 2012 Australian Open deliver revelations like the Serbian Novak Djokovic ace the finals and take home the trophy. As well as Victoria Azarenka who ousted Maria Sharapova. The players go beyond their limit, playing like theres no tomorrow. Adding up to the history as the longest match running for almost six hours was totally unbelievable and epic. It sets inspiration for all the people, seeing the players played with their hearts outshine in the Australian Open.

  8. What better way to start each year than by watching the Australian Open! I call it the Tournament of Hope. Players are well rested, ready and eager to consolidate their performance or put to rest the demons of the past year. Tennis fans have also taken a break for the holiday season and are making/have made resolutions for a fresh start. And, lo and behold, the Australian Open weaves its magic on one and all. Incredible talent, unbelievable shot making, phenomenal pair-ups, exciting new faces, fantastic organisation, friendly atmosphere, rocking audiences…need I say more?

  9. The Australian Open provided sports fans around the world with the very best that tennis has to offer!

    From the ultimate in player commitment, effort and talent, to the live streaming, it is THE best!

    The players have inspired young future tennis professionals and enthralled sports fans with their work rate, professionalism, talent and their ‘never give up’ attitude.

    Sport is essential to teach that in winning or losing, their is greatness when you try your very best, the mens final was the very epitome of this with a record breaking match that will be remembered for truly remarkable tennis.

  10. Australia open is the first grand slam of the year where all players are fresh and in good spirit. The weather is a big challenge to battle over and above their skill and mental strength. It provides a fantastic entertainment with such an excitement which I look forward for it yearly over and above other slam events.

  11. All the match are so intense , seeing one win is aways a glorious sight to see.As of cause players from both side will always pour their hearts out in the whole entire match. Even rugby player like me find it exciting :)

  12. The Australian Open has once again provided sporting fans around the world with the very best that tennis has to offer!
    From the ultimate in player commitment, effort and talent, to the excellent live streaming and the fantastic commentary, it is simply THE best!

    The players at the Australian Open day in and day out have inspired young future tennis professionals and enthralled sports fans alike with their work rate, professionalism and sheer talent and at times just their ‘never give up’ attitude.

    Sport is essential to teach young and old that in winning or losing their is greatness when you try you very best, the Australian Open has shown the very epitome of this with a record breaking final that will be remembered for truly remarkable tennis.

  13. I like the AO because its the first grand-slam of the calendar year and you don’t know what form the players are in therefore the results aren’t predictable. Also I like the AO because of the 5 sets of men’s singles as there is always ups and downs. Being able to watch the juniors play on Rod Laver Arena is inspiration for me. The AO official website is great. It’s website tries to involve everyone as now you can choose what court you want to watch, this makes it much easier if you can’t watch it on the TV. 

  14. Rush here,
    Rush there,
    They seem to be everywhere,
    Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, and Murray
    To lose, they don’t seem to be in a hurry
    I can always see them
    If I try
    The organization here
    Makes me cry
    Immediately inspired by their
    Whipping serves
    I try to attempt it
    But how my shoulder burns
    The food here
    Is a delight
    It makes me groggy
    In this bright, white light
    I enjoy it all
    The matches, cheerin’, and roarin’
    Nothing compares
    To the Australian Open

  15. Rush here,
    Rush there,
    They seem to be everywhere,
    Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, and Murray
    To lose, they don’t seem to be in a hurry
    I can always see them
    If I try
    The organization here
    Makes me cry
    Immediately inspired by their
    Whipping serves
    I try to attempt it
    But how my shoulder burns
    The food here
    Is a delight
    It makes me groggy
    In this bright, white light
    I enjoy it all
    The matches, cheerin’, and roarin’
    Nothing compares
    To the Australian Open

  16. the Australian open is special because the players get to go to Melbourne and play fantastic tennis, because it’s straight after winter break so they get a lot more practice and have worked on other strategies to win. it’s really amazing to see there tennis skills. also Melbourne has so many activities that you never get bored and it’s so competitive the matches that the crowd always is cheering

  17. The Australian Open gives a chance for players all around the world to enjoy competitive tennis. The long break over winter leaves many unsatisfied as the last grand slam of the year ended in September. The Australian Open let’s players renew their high level of play. Also, many high ranked players don’t play as well as the long break ruins their game. This Open is probably one of the most unpredictable. When it comes to energy, it’s hard to find an open that has more excitement. The fans are always cheering and support can be found for nearly every player.

  18. The Australian Open brings joy, fun and excitement to the watchers. It is better than the other Grand Slams because the Australian Open is the most up to date in technology and is the Grand Slam that everyone loves to watch. I have never been to watch it live but am convincing my mom to take me there in the future because the matches are the thrilling and interesting of all the Grand Slams. OnCourtAdvantage is the best website and I am grateful that you can watch the matches online! That is why I love the Australian Open!

  19. Because it is in Melbourne baby – one of the most livable cities in the world! In January, Melbourne is the place to be. The days are long and sunny, the beer is cold and relaxation is to the max, post-Christmas. The players are refreshed and recharged and the Australian crowd is one of most friendly and encouraging crowds on the tour. Ground passes allow for long days spent wondering between tennis matches with after-hours entertainment finishing off the days nicely. The Australian Open – the best way to kick off a new tennis year! :)

  20. the Australian Open is the first Grand Slam of the year and it is a real test for the professional players as the weather is a real challenge ! All players are tested to the utmost for the physical fitness over and above their skill and mental strength! all of the players are fresh from their break and ready to pound on it with no spare effort …they all played with such a will power that provide tennis fans over the world a great and wonderful entertainment with fantastic excitement that money can’t buy! I love it dearly and always look forward to watch the game yearly more then any other grand slam events!

  21. Hello Australian Open,

    Do you mind if we call you by your nickname, Mr Happy Slam. After all, we are all ‘friends’ over here. Listen, ’Happy’: Enough is enough.

    You think you can prance around all slick and modern with your soothing blue skin and perfect tennis weather conditions. Ok, you might be the richest, fastest, youngest and always first. But you have to put a stop to this. I would suggest first asking the players to train more beforehand so that there are less surprises and less excitement.

    Cheers mate,

    Your elders,

    Roland Garros
    Wimbledon
    US Open

  22. I like the Australian Open because it is the first grand slam for the year and as always there is unpredicted results that make the tournament so much more interesting.  But the AO also try’s to involve the whole world in action with the new live streaming on their website. The tournament seems to just fall into place, being a lot more organised than the other grand slams. The Australian Open always has the most memorable matches that will be remembered forever whether it be Nadal-Verdasco or Nadal-Federer the AO is where the ‘amazing matches’ take place.

  23. The Australian Open inspired a pal to set an epic-length “A-levels” physics exam question on vibration nodes, standing waves, and dead zones. :) We watched the five-hour epic-length yet highly-captivating match between Djokovic and Murray, that’s why! AO 2012 was a fantastic display of sportsmanship and perserverance!

  24. I love the Australian Open as there are so many activities that everyone can participate in at Melbourne park. Anyone will feel inspired to play like a pro after watching the matches! Crowd has a good mix of tennis enthusiasts from all over the world. Djokovic gave his racket away after winning the match against nadal. Awesome!!

  25. Australian Open is the only grand slam in Asia Pacific which makes it extra special for Asians. Weather in Melbourne is fantastic as well for outdoor tennis. Finals continued despite rain (due to retractable roof) and Djokovic played so well and truly deserves the title and to remain at the top. Australian Open has made history again for a 5hr 53mins final!

  26. I love the Australian Open because it is the first major (in both senses of the word) tournament of the season. It is the perfect physical and technical test to see whether work carried out during the off-season has an effect. Also, the court speed gives all styles of play a chance, making for competitive tennis and exciting viewing.

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