The Australian Open is one of four Grand Slams. The tournament is played at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia and takes place in January which makes it the first Grand Slam of the year. The event is continuing to gain popularity among tennis fans from all over the world which resulted in broken attendance records at the beginning of 2017. Book your Australian Open tickets and be part of one of the biggest and most spectacular sporting events in Australia, the Australian Open 2019.
Tennis Ticket Service got me the most amazing seats for Roland Garros and the staff even advised me on a hotel.Richard
Visiting the Australian Open was such a carefree experience for me and my husband thanks to you!Corina
Because the customer service is so easily accessible, I have at the last moment been able to book an extra card for a friend of mine. In the end we went to Roland Garros with 3 men.Bertrand Dubront
In 2017 to the Monte Carlo Masters, the event was not offered on the website but after one phone call received a proposal and myself secured tickets myself for the ATP tournament.Diana Wilson
Through Tennis Ticket Service to the quarter finals of the US Open, thanks to the good service and clear explanation had no problems with the mobile tickets.Karel Dunnewind
Had a super day at Roland Garros in 2017! Fine places, timely delivery and fun matches seen!Ellis Williams
I order every year at Tennis Ticket Service because I can always go with questions and always be helped correctly.Juan Ramos
The tickets were on time. Unfortunately, the category I chose was no longer available (Category 3) and I received Category 2 as a free upgrade!Hans de Gier
The tournament dates back to 1905, when it was known as the Australian Championship. It changed its name in 1969 to Australian Open. Due to its geographical location, foreign players did not compete in the tournament until 1946, when the US came over.
The tournament has five different main events: Men and Women’s singles, Men and Women’s doubles and mixed doubles with extra tournaments held for junior, senior and wheelchair players.
Since 1988, The Australian Open has been held at Melbourne Park in the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct. The venue has three main arenas: the Hisense Arena, Margaret Court Arena, Rod Laver Arena (Centre Court, which has the greatest capacity of 14,820 people). All these venues have retractable roofs to decrease rain delays and avoid scorching heat.
Although the Australian Open is held in January every year, this is the summer season in Australia. Temperatures can rise up to 45 degree celsius. The Grand Slam has an Extra Heat Policy (EHP), which allows umpires to suspend a tennis match if the temperatures become too warm.
Before 1988 the Australian Open was played on grass. Since 2008 the courts were made out of Plexicushion acrylic surfaces, which creates a medium surface speed.
Some of the former Australian Open greats include: Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Mike and Bob Bryan, Roy Emerson and Margaret Court (winner of the most female singles titles), Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Margaret Smith.
We welcome you to Melbourne in January 2019 to one of the greatest tennis tournaments in the world. Choose from available packages with tickets to suit all tastes, budgets and styles.