The All Blacks have proven they’re world class when it comes to their ball-handling skills, so who better to assist tennis superstars Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Bethanie Mattek-Sands on court at the 2016 ASB Classic than Sam Cane, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Joe Moody and Julian Savea.
On the back of their success in 2015, the All Blacks were eager to prove their ball skills aren’t confined to the rugby field, turning their hands to being tennis ball boys at the ASB Classic for the day.
Cane, Milner-Skudder, Moody and Savea were filmed chasing balls, holding towels and shading the tennis players from the sun during an exhibition match at Auckland’s ASB Arena between Williams, Wozniacki and Mattek-Sands in Auckland last week.
The video was shot by Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand, as part of ASB’s sponsorship of the ASB Classic, which now includes both the women’s and men’s tournaments, to showcase ASB’s increasing commitment to the Auckland-based tournament and its love of tennis.
ASB Bank’s Head of Community and Sponsorship Mark Graham says ASB is thrilled with the public’s response to the video.
Charlie Godinet, Creative at Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand commented; "We’re really proud to work alongside ASB to deliver another great sponsorship piece, especially with the likes of Venus, Caroline, Bethanie and our very own back to back world champs."