I’ve just spent the last two weeks checking out some of the best men and women from around the world battle it out on Centre Court at the ASB Tennis Arena for the ASB Classic in Auckland. Ridler DJ worked in partnership wth Smart Moves Group to provide the music in front of thousands of spectators over the first two weeks of January 2016.
Stuart Dwight from Smart Moves Group and myself worked with a team of people involved in the ASB Classic to provide not just the music but also stage direction for all that was going on on Centre Court. These people included the ASB Classic organisation and management team, Flightscope and Monstavision who provided the big screens and rolled out commercials and graphics and the Magness Sound team who provided the speakers and sound equipment.
Our role was to ensure everything worked seamlessly between all parties as well as the on court MC and also SKY TV. A big part of the role was to provide the music between games on centre court but to also ensure the big screen activity was delivered at the right moment and that the sponsors received there allocated screen time. We also executed sponsor activations on court between matches with our MC and sponsors and also ensured our on court MC delivered the right messages at the right time and ensured the crowd were gearing up for an exciting day/night of tennis.
All this behind the scenes activity ensures that the ASB Classic event experience for all those attending from NZ and around the world is a professional, exciting and informative experience. It also means that with Ridler DJ and Smart Moves Group overseeing all the little elements for the sponsors, organisers and broadcasters, we can make sure everything that has been promised is delivered as per their requirements.