Australian Tennis Ace Alicia Molik Comes to Town / by Stephen Roberts

Not long ago, retired professional tennis player and former world number 8 Alicia Molik came to Newcastle to play some exhibition tennis against some local businesses and celebrities to help raise money for Lifeline Newcastle. This event was put on by the great people at ANZ who were the ones donating $500 for every point won against Alicia and it was hosted by the wonderful folk at the Hunter Development Corporation who allowed Honeysuckle to be the venue for the massive pop-up tennis court, down there among some of the thriving cafes and restaurants.

It was a beautiful sun bathed day, and the crowds that attended the event were great. Some of the high profile people playing included the likes of Max & Karsten from 'The Block', local politician Karen Howard, and some of the boys from the Western Sydney Wanderers Football team who were up here to play against the Newcastle Jets.

In the end $50,000 was donated to Lifeline Newcastle and below is a short video showcasing what went on.