Win tickets to join the Barty Bus

See Ash Barty lead the charge at the Fed Cup semi-final

The Barty Bus is now plural. Due to high demand, Tennis Queensland has agreed to add a second bus on April 20 and 21.

And we’ve got five double passes to give away for each day of the Fed Cup semi-final against Belarus at Pat Rafter Arena – to see Ipswich’s own Ash Barty in action, and to join the fun of the bus to and from the venue.

To enter, simply answer the following question:

Which Australian top 10 tennis player will lead the Australian team at the Fed Cup semi-final on April 20-21?

Send your answer to [email protected] and you’ll be in the draw to win tickets. On your entry, you’re welcome to write your preferred day however tickets will be allocated to winners on a first-chosen basis, so your preferred day can’t be guaranteed.

When submitting your entry, be sure to:

  • Include your name in the email
  • Include your best contact number
  • Register to receive Ipswich First news alerts. Alerts will appear in your inbox three times a week, offering great local news, events and local attractions.
  • Entries close 12pm, Friday April 12, and winners will be notified via email and phone. Late entries will be ineligible. Entries without a correct answer, your name and contact number will be ineligible. Winners will be chosen randomly, but must be registered to receive Ipswich First news alerts. See the terms and conditions.

The Barty Bus is being offered free to ticket holders from Ipswich, and we’re told there will be lots of noise and colour.

There will be someone there to lead chants, specially designed to spur Ipswich home-grown hero Ash Barty to victory.

Barty last week won the Miami Open, a Masters 1000 event which means it’s just one tier under Grand Slam status.

To win the title, Barty defeated three top 10 players, and now finds herself at Number 9 in the WTA rankings, the first Australian to be inside the top 10 since another Queenslander Sam Stosur in 2011.

Experts are saying Barty is primed to win a Grand Slam, but first she will be at the helm of the national team as it strives to make its way into the Fed Cup final.

The Barty Bus is a partnership between Tennis Queensland and Ipswich City Council, and people have been quick to grab seats.

Tickets can be bought from Ticketek, and bus seats can be secured by emailing [email protected].

The bus will leave from the Visitor Information Centre at Queens Park at 10.30am on each day, and from the Springfield Community Office on the corner of Commercial Drive and Woodcrest Way at 10.50am.

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