For most tennis fans, attending the Australian Open would be a dream come true. It is the first of the four Grand Slams of the year, and it always kicks off the season in high gear. Scheduled in mid-January during the summer, the Open attracts hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the globe. It features all of the world’s best tennis players. Like any other trip, it is essential to be informed so one can make the right decision and make the most out of the experience.
Summers in Australia reach above 40 degrees Celsius. It is crucial to pack appropriate clothing, sun-protective gear, sunblock, and to make sure to stay hydrated. It is also essential to choose where to sit in the arenas, especially during the day, it is best to sit under the shade.
It is essential to have your place of accommodation booked and ready long before January. Since so many people attend, it would be more convenient to find suitable accommodation in the city to make the commute to the park more accessible.
Splash Out for a Ground Pass
It would be wise for you to get a ground pass if you can afford it. A ground pass allows you entry to the entirety of Melbourne Park, from the outdoor courts, pop-up street food stalls, kids’ fun zone, live music stage and bars.
Which Matches to Attend
Since it cannot be guaranteed whether you’ll get to see your favourite athletes play, the matches one chooses to attend depends on the kind of action they want to see. As the open gets closer to the finals, the games are more action-packed, and the tickets are therefore more expensive. The best time to attend the Australian Open is during the weekend, also known as the middle weekend as this is when there are most activities.