Australian Open 2019: 10 kids to be selected to represent India, register now!

New Delhi, October 24, 2018: Kia Motors, the eighth largest automaker in the world, announced the start of its Australian Open Ballkids Program for the first time in India. By bringing the global AO experience of Kia Ballkids to India, Kia has opened tickets for the program starting today. To celebrate its long-term commitment to the game of tennis and provide a platform for young tennis enthusiasts, the company has teamed up with Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi for the selection and training process. This Kia initiative aims to play an important role in the growth of tennis in India, especially among the younger generations.

Kia has been custodian of sports through various sports associations. He has had a long association with this iconic Grand Slam Tennis Championship that began in 2002. As a proud partner of the Australian Open, Kia is prepared to play a key role in supporting players and promoting the growth of the tennis around the world. Australia's Open Ballkids program is intended to be an instrument to encourage young talent in India by providing them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape their future. The 10 selected Indian Kia Ballkids will be able to experience the excitement, excitement and sporting spirit of the tennis tournament through a trip fully sponsored by Kia Motors India.

The Ballkids play an important role in the proper functioning and execution of tennis tournaments. Each Ballkid in the Australian Open series is a critical part of the game where they can actively contribute on the ground and at the same time receive a great boost of confidence.

Since entering India, Kia has followed its global philosophy. To be a sports facilitator. The first FIFA OMBC (Official Ball Ball Carrier) program of India by Kia encouraged millions of sports enthusiasts. In carrying out the OMBC legacy, Kia has initiated the Kia Ballkids AO experience to identify young tennis enthusiasts and provide them with a platform to fuel their passion and create real Kia Brand experiences. Staying true to his motto of Power to Surprise Kia plans to infuse exciting experiences for fans that go beyond their expectations.

"Kia has been a strong believer in the power of sports to build communities and improve the lifestyle of consumers beyond cars." We have been a proud partner of one of the tennis Grand Slams. Our association with the Australian Open has helped us support players and promote the growth of tennis around the world and it gives me great pleasure to bring this partnership to India. will help to create real experiences of the KIA brand and will provide a global platform for young sports enthusiasts and promote tennis in the country ", sir. Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India.

As part of the admission process, parents / guardians can log in to the Kia Motors India microsite to register. Based on the digital inputs, Kia Motors India will hold regional auditions in 4 cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta and Bangalore) followed by the final selections in Delhi. Mentored by Mahesh Bhupathi, 100 preselected children (age group of 12 to 15 years old) will be evaluated by officials of the Australian Open to identify the last 10 Kia Ballkids for the Australian Open 2019.

Kia has recently announced an association to long-term with Bengaluru Football Club at a function held in the city of Bengaluru.

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