Fans will be able to bid for ATP coach experiences ©ATP

Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has announced a series of exclusive fan experiences to support coaches impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

The ATP says the experiences have been launched in collaboration with members of its coach programme.

Tennis fans will be able to bid for experiences through auctions and prize draws on fundraising platform Givergy.

Experiences will include private coaching sessions with ATP coaches including Paul Annacone, Boris Becker, Darren Cahill, Brad Gilbert, Goran Ivanišević, Ivan Lendl, Ivan Ljubičić, Patrick Mouratoglou, Carlos Moyá and Márian Vajda.

Sessions will take place on-site at 2021 ATP Tour and Grand Slam events and include a combination of match tickets, premium hospitality and unique behind-the-scenes access.

The ATP added that exclusive merchandise will also be made available on the platform.

"It is great to see coaches and tournaments offer some truly incredible and unique experiences to our fans," ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi said.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the ability of many people to work and coaches are no exception.

"The fact this initiative also helps fellow members of the tennis family during this uncertain time shows the unity and innovative spirit of tennis."

Boris Becker will be among the coaches participating ©Getty Images
Boris Becker will be among the coaches participating ©Getty Images

The initial three-week bidding window will take place from June 8 to 29.

Future rounds and experiences will be announced at a later date.

Funds raised will be allocated by the ATP Coaches Committee to support the members of the ATP coach programme, whose ability to work has been impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

In addition, a part of the proceeds will be donated to a global coronavirus relief fund.

"Coaches play a huge role in our sport and we wanted to do something creative to support the wider coaching community," ATP coach Dani Vallverdu added.

"I am proud so many tennis icons and tournaments are getting behind this.

"I am really excited for fans to enjoy these unique tennis experiences and hopefully leave with some unforgettable memories."

The experiences available can be found here.