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About

Melbourne Park has been home to the Australian Open since 1988.
The Australian Open, previously held at the Kooyong Tennis Club, moved to Melbourne Park to cater for the tournaments popularity. Within the first year of the Australian Open’s move to Melbourne Park, crowd attendants increased by 90%. Today, Melbourne Park hosts the Australian Open in January, and an array of different events and activities during the year. Rod Laver Arena, the largest Arena at Melbourne Park, and Hisense Arena the second largest Arena hold many concerts and other major events throughout the year.

Albert Reserve hosted the Australian Open in 1905 and is now the official training venue used by the Professional Players of the Australian Open.

February to December, Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve court hire and programs are managed by Tennis World, which was founded in 2007.

Tennis World have recently taken over the management of the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre which is home to the APIA International in January. Built in 1999 the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre hosted the 2000 Sydney Olympics tennis events and since then the centre also became the home of the Apia International.

Today, Tennis World employs 30 full time and part-time staff, and 25 full time and part-time tennis coaches who oversee and coordinate the courts and programs year-round, at both Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve.

At each venue Tennis World manages:

World-class products and services

Along with great facilities, Tennis World members and casuals enjoy a wide range of programs including; evening Social Competitions, Cardio Tennis and Coaching.
All Tennis World programs are led by experienced Programs Coordinators and Coaches, including high-performance coaches with extensive international experience.
Tennis World aim to deliver the best on and off-court experience, helping all customers to discover Tennis World programs and ensure every visit is an enjoyable one.
Tennis World aims to provide each and every customer with a very high level of customer service and ensure that each customer has the same great experience whilst at any Tennis World venue. The Tennis World Customer Charter defines the service delivery standards, the rights of customers, and how complaints from customers will be handled. CLICK HERE to download the Tennis World Customer Charter.

World-class facilities

f_groundsoverview01Facilities on offer at Melbourne Park include;

  • 25 Outdoor (including two show courts) and 12 Indoor plexicushion courts
  • 8 Italian clay courts
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • National Tennis Centre
  • Members Lounge, Change rooms, Pro Shop & Cafe
  • Meeting rooms capable of holding functions of all sizes
    from small groups of 10-20 people to
    large scale events of 15, 000 people
  • Car parking available for court users

Facilities on offer at Albert Reserve include;Tennis Albert Reserve_221008_0019

  • Indoor function room
  • 9 Outdoor plexicushion courts
  • Balcony and BBQ facilities
  • Change rooms, Pro Shop and Café
  • Car parking available for court users

Plexicushion-Tennis-Centre-5-lrgFacilities on offer at Sydney Olympic Park include;

  • Indoor function room – subject to availability
  • 15 Outdoor (including 1 show court) high-quality plexicushion courts
  • 2 Italian clay courts
  • Change rooms, Pro Shop and Café
  • Car parking available for court users

Facilities on offer at Canberra Tennis Centre include;

  • 4 indoor plexicushion
  • 8 outdoor plexicushion
  • 12 European clay
  • 4 synthetic grass
  • 4 plexicushion hot shots courts
  • Pavilion
  • Change Rooms, Pro Shop & Cafe
  • Car Parking available for court users