Not many individuals might know this, however Man Sebastian wished to be a cricketer when he was rising up. Earlier than Australian Idol got here knocking, the Aussie singer thought of cricket to be his calling.
“I used to be all the time a bit obsessive about cricket. I might play Grade Cricket and it was positively the trail I believed I might take,” the 37-year-old informed 9Honey Movie star. “On the flip aspect, I additionally studied medical radiation as a backup. Music was all the time my factor, however there have been all these various things that I believed had been prospects.”
Cricket and music apart, Sebastian additionally had a ardour for tennis. That is why the Australian Open organisers aced it once they named him the 2019 headline act for Children Tennis Day on January 12.
“After I was younger I used to go round to cricket matches and tennis matches with my grandma,” recalled Sebastian. “It made me find it irresistible after which it made the educational course of and classes all of the extra thrilling.”
Sebastian will carry out reside on each the Rod Laver Enviornment and Margaret Court docket Enviornment in Melbourne, and among the greatest tennis stars will take part on the enjoyable — there will probably be waterslides, tremendous soaker zones, face portray and extra. A lot enjoyable, Sebastian will deliver alongside his sons Hudson, 6, and Archer, 4 — who, like their dad, even have a love for the game.
“They’re gonna find it irresistible. It is issues like this that actually hook them in. You are taking them to tennis classes, however I believe with something particularly with sport, you simply have to inject them with ardour as properly, and that solely comes by taking them to a sport,” he mentioned.
“Clearly, I am singing. I do not suppose persons are going there to witness my wonderful tennis expertise,” he laughed. “However I am joyful to be offering a little bit of leisure for what’s a fairly wonderful day for the youngsters.”
And it is all concerning the tennis again dwelling in Sydney for the singer, his spouse, Jules Sebastian, and their sons.
“I’ve really been constructing a home lately and I have been wanting to maneuver in as a result of we have got a tennis courtroom. It is all the time been a dream. I grew up taking part in a little bit of tennis and my children play tennis,” he shared. “Really, the place we’re renting in the mean time, our yard tacts onto about 14 tennis courts the place our youngsters do tennis classes.”
There is a saying within the leisure trade that it’s best to by no means work with kids or animals. Effectively, that is by no means stopped Sebastian. On high of Children Tennis Day, he is mentored underprivileged college students within the TV documentary Do not Cease the Music, and collaborated with NRMA for his or her children podcast Are We There But?.
“Since having children, I’ve seen a disparity between what neighbourhood you grew up in or what surroundings you grew up in. One factor we’ve got to look out for as adults is that children get equal alternatives. Do not Cease the Music makes certain of that,” he defined.
“The NRMA podcast is one I did as a result of I do know what it is like on the highway with the youngsters. I spend numerous time on the highway and fairly often my children are with me, and it has been actually punishing,” he laughed.
Nonetheless, he would not swap the “Are we there but?” questions for something as a result of household is every part for the singer.
“Household comes first all the time,” he informed 9Honey Movie star. “Household and love and relationships are endlessly. They’re the issues which can be round whenever you go bankrupt, whenever you undergo a hunch or a recession, whereas you do not actually undergo a recession of affection.”