Australian Open 2010
Client: Tennis Australia
Venue: Melbourne Park Function Centre & Rod Laver Arena
Date: 18th – 31st January 2010
To work with Tennis Australia designers and event managers, consult and manage audio visual solutions for corporate dining rooms. Supply and manage on court audio and lighting for pre-game entertainment and awards ceremonies for women’s and men’s singles finals.
Microhire was responsible for two large components of the Australian Open. The first and major component was the dining areas for premium sponsors, as well as the AO club again premium dining for VIP and celebrity guests of Tennis Australia. These rooms held significant events through out the tournament including the AO Draw, and the Legends Lunch. The second component was managing the on court audio for performances during Australia Day, Women’s Singles finals, and Men’s Singles finals. To this we added a lighting component for the presentations for the men’s and women’s singles.
One of the biggest challenges was bump in and ensuring we did not hold up any other contractors. A detailed production schedule was put together and given to Tennis Australia to combine with all other contractors, ensuring a smooth and successful bump in.
The overall outcome for Microhire is excellent; our services were delivered to a world class standard, with all events running extremely well. We’ve certainly learnt a lot from this experience; however I’m happy to say we have all walked away from the event feeling very positive and looking forward to the 2011 tournament.