By SafetyCulture Team | May 10th, 2021 SafetyCulture goes on tour with tennis ace, Thanasi Kokkinakis SafetyCulture News | Reading Time: 2 minutes After his inspiring comeback at the Australian Open, we’re proud to extend our sponsorship of rising Australian tennis star, Thanasi Kokkinakis. Australia looms large on the tennis calendar at the beginning of the sporting season as the Australian Open kicks off one of the biggest events of the year. But what does SafetyCulture have to do with tennis? A lot more than you might think. As one of the first large-scale events in a COVID-safe environment, The Australian Open sets the benchmark for sporting events in our new normal. Tennis Australia has worked with iAuditor by SafetyCulture across a wide range of operational activities, including inspecting seating, catering and equipment, and general safety and compliance checks. We’ve also backed a local legend — Thanasi Kokkinakis. Earlier this year, we swung into action to throw our support behind the tennis player as he embarked on his comeback tour at his home grand slam. You may have seen a thing or two about it on the news! This morning on @wwos @Channel9 we spoke about @TKokkinakis buying a $6 shirt from Kmart for his Round 1 #AusOpen match – and called on a company to sponsor him… Luke from @iAuditorbySC got in touch and they’ll be on his shirt tomorrow! Legends!!! #teamwork #nocommissionfyi 😂 pic.twitter.com/QRBtTyj6PI— Erin Molan (@Erin_Molan) February 10, 2021 “I’m incredibly excited to have the ongoing support and partnership from SafetyCulture. I feel proud to have an Aussie brand in my corner backing me all the way. To have a brand that is also playing such an important role in helping sports and other live events get back up and running smoothly and safely is a perfect match.” — Thanasi Kokkinakis Read more: Tennis Australia’s CEO on the art of risk in sport Kokkinakis made waves with his emotional return to the Australian Open in Melbourne. He won his first match at the Australian Open in six years and pushed World No.6 Stefanos Tsitsipas to the brink with a five set thriller. It was an impressive run and we’re extending our sponsorship as Kokkinakis takes his talents on tour. Luke Anear, Founder and CEO of SafetyCulture says, “We’re excited to continue our sponsorship of Thanasi and are inspired to get behind such phenomenal young local talent. Thanasi has had a strong comeback and we want to support his continued success as tournaments get back up and running around the world.” Watch this space for updates as our logo hits the road with Kokkinakis. We couldn’t be prouder of how far he’s come. Onward and upward! Related Posts A message from SafetyCulture CEO Luke Anear SafetyCulture Connect: Strengthening Our Communities Wrapping up: SafetyCulture iAuditor for Windows 10 Launch SafetyCulture announces full availability to U.S. construction industry Bulk Exporting Now Available in SafetyCulture Important Notice The information contained in this article is general in nature and you should consider whether the information is appropriate to your specific needs. Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on our interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional advice. We are not responsible for the content of any site owned by a third party that may be linked to this article. SafetyCulture disclaims all liability (except for any liability which by law cannot be excluded) for any error, inaccuracy, or omission from the information contained in this article, any site linked to this article, and any loss or damage suffered by any person directly or indirectly through relying on this information.