Darren Cahill says he has been “incredibly lucky” to coach some of tennis’ biggest names, from former World No. 1s Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi to his current mentee, WTA World No. 2 Simona Halep. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected members of the ATP Coach programme whose ability to work has been impacted by the virus, and Cahill is doing his part to support them.
“The ATP Coaches’ division has launched a fan experience initiative where we’re trying to raise some money for some coaches in need,” Cahill said. “We’ve put together a bunch of great packages.”
Cahill’s package includes a two-hour lesson with the former World No. 22 at the 2021 Australian Open and two premium tickets for both the men’s and women’s singles finals. The winning bidder will also receive a behind-the-scenes tour and access to premium hospitality, including transport to and from the airport and tournament hotel. But that’s not all.
Halep is adding a match racquet from the Australian Open as well as a match outfit.
Other experiences include court time with Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker and more. There are also special prize draws that give you a chance to win memorabilia from Stan Wawrinka, Alexander Zverev or Grigor Dimitrov.