Tennis greats Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and more to play iconic doubles match on Bourke Street this weekend

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Tennis greats Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and more to play iconic doubles match on Bourke Street this weekend

Image: Match in the Mall - Ash Barty, Casey Dellacqua and Alicia Molik. Supplied.

Ash Barty (former world no.1), Casey Dellacqua (former professional tennis player), Jim Courier (Mastercard Ambassador, former world no.1), and Alicia Molik (Mastercard Ambassador, former world no.8) descend on Bourke St in an iconic doubles match.

In a first for Melbourne, trams will be traded for tennis racquets as brands Myer & Mastercard bring energy and excitement back to the City of Melbourne when some of Australia’s most iconic players will descend on Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne’s most iconic shopping precinct.

Hailed ‘Match in the Mall’, the event will take place on a custom-made tennis court on Bourke Street Mall in front of Myer’s iconic Flagship Melbourne store, with local tram services suspended on Sunday, January 29.

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The event will see Mastercard Ambassadors – Jim Courier (former world No.1), Alicia Molik (former world No.8), special guests, former professional tennis player and commentator Casey Dellacqua and former world No. 1 Ash Barty, take to the court for an iconic doubles match. Then, Myer Ambassador Kris Smith will try his hand at tennis against some legends of the game.

The event invites Mastercard card holders, MYER one members, VIP guests, Mastercard priceless competition winners and all Melburnians to attend, with lucky winners on the day  given the opportunity to have a hit against some tennis greats and win Myer gift cards.

“Tennis has the power to bring people together. Mastercard and Myer have created this Priceless experience for locals to give everyone in Melbourne the chance to feel a part of the finals. Come down and see me, and have some fun,” says Mastercard Ambassador Alicia Molik. 

“Our main objective is to bring fun and footfall back to the city, and with tennis fever alive it gives us the perfect opportunity to partner with Mastercard to close off the summer of tennis in style,” adds Geoff Ikin, Chief Customer Officer, Myer.

“Together we’re bringing some of our most iconic Australian tennis’ legends to our most iconic retail precinct, just like our annual Myer Christmas Windows, this event is set to be another unforgettable Melbourne moment.” 

The experience requires a free ticket which can be accessed here.