New Delhi, December 07, 2018: One of the major car makers of the world, Kia Motors, recently announced the biggest ever Ballkid squad that will represent India at the Australian Open 2019. Like we reported earlier, more than 1800 young tennis enthusiasts from all over the country actively participated in the try-outs for the first season of Indian Ballkids selection for AO. The company also roped in the tennis legend, Mahesh Bhupati as a mentor for this season of the program. Out of 1800 participants, top 10 Ballkids were selected by Tennis Australia officials, based on their physical and mental fitness.
According to reports published in autoportal.com The official Kia India Ballkid squad includes Ananya Singh, Jennika Jaison, Swati Malhotra, Ribhav Ojha, Soham Dewan, Akshit Chaudhary, Ankit Pillania, Naman Mehta, M.V.K Reddy, and Sarthak Gandhi.
Commenting on this initiative, Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & CEO of Kia Motors India said “I am indeed delighted to see the overwhelming response from young tennis enthusiast from the Australian Open Ballkids International Program presented by Kia. This program will definitely boost the interest of kids towards tennis and would give them an opportunity to experience the sport in its truest form. It gives me immense pleasure to bring this program to India.”