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The ASB Classic has gone to the dogs

Published: Thu 8 Jan 2015 07:33 AM
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7 January 2015
The ASB Classic has gone to the dogs
ASB is celebrating its love of tennis by finding the best ball boys in the world for the ASB Classic international tennis tournament. And who loves tennis balls more than Venus Williams? The answer may surprise you. Venus Williams takes on Svetlana Kuznetsova in an exhibition match like no other, ably assisted by three of the world’s biggest tennis (ball) fans: Oscar, Ted and Super Teddy.
To see the boys in action, plus Venus and Svetlana of course, click here: http://youtu.be/QK_83cnHbE4
NOTES
About the ASB Classic and ASB’s love of tennis
ASB Bank has an enduring involvement with tennis in New Zealand as the major sponsor of the ASB Classic for 19 years. From helping to develop the ASB Tennis Arena in Stanley St Auckland, sponsoring regional tennis and the development of young players, to playing a part in ensuring some top seeded women tennis players appear at tournaments in New Zealand, ASB does it all for the love of tennis.
The 2015 ASB Classic is set to be the most anticipated one yet. Held over six days and featuring global superstars like Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, up and coming star Sloane Stephens and the world number one doubles pair of Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.
The Best Ball Boys in the World - Bios
Super Teddy
8 year old Jack Russell/Norfolk Terrier/Miniature Schnauzer cross
Winner of 2014 New Zealand Clever Canine Competition. Current holder of the Best Eyebrows in Tennis (lifetime achievement award).
Oscar
8 year old Bull Mastiff
A pound puppy, Oscar was due to be put down because nobody wanted him but was rescued and now lives on a lifestyle block and occasionally works in TV and film.
Ted
8 year old Border Collie
Ted keeps fit running around his farm and forest and recently retired from obedience trials having earned the title Obedience Champion. Ted fills his days with swimming and the odd TV appearance.
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