Tennis, to Australians, is like basketball or football to Americans. It is one of their most beloved sports, which is why some of the most amazing players hail from this country.
In fact, tennis is such a major thing for Australians that more than a century has passed since they have established the Australian Open, one of the most renowned competitions for this particular sport. So when you have not gone to one of them yet, here are some of the reasons you should.
Get to say hello to Melbourne
For those who have never been to Melbourne, Victoria’s capital and second largest city in Australia, this amazing show of sportsmanship is the perfect time for you to pay it a visit. Home to the exceptionally beautiful Port Phillip Bay, you will find this city, labelled by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) as the most liveable around the world, just as lovely and lively as the survey states it is.
See the most amazing tennis players in action
Whether or not you know about or have seen tennis, the Australian Open will make your jaw drop at the sight of seeing these amazing tennis players play their hearts out during the tournament. From the biggest names like Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, While Lleyton Hewitt, and Bernard Tomic to upcoming stars including Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, and Karolina Pliskova, you will find yourself holding your breath as the ball whizzes by from one side of the court to the other.
Plenty of other things to entertain yourself with
Those who pay for Australian Open tickets ground pass do not just have the competition to look forward to; they have a wide array of other enjoyable activities to pass the time with as well. For instance, there are autograph signing sessions, live entertainment, food and beverages, Kids Tennis Day, and you can even play tennis yourself through their training programs.
So go ahead, have the time of your life at the Australian Open this coming January of 2017.