Getting too excited for the Australian Open this summer? Want something to ease you into the tennis fever and something that’ll entertain the whole family? The Kooyong Classic could be just the place for you.
As the Grand Slam readies itself for the tennis season, tennis fans ready themselves to see some of the best Australian and international players take to the courts. The Kooyong Classic, sponsored by Priceline Pharmacy and held this month from the 10th to the 13th, is well recognized as Melbourne’s premier lead up event to the Australian Open.
The Kooyong tennis courts are a historic location, for many, known as the ‘spiritual home of tennis’, and have hosted a number of the world’s top tennis players over the years.
This year, the Kooyong Classic will host some of the top tennis players around the globe, 10 men and 4 women, and will give guests a chance to see some incredible matches in a great, historically recognized location. The prestigious Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club is the most exclusive club in Australia, ranked in the top 5 locations in the world. Some of the past players of the Kooyong Classic have included Pat Cash (the inaugural winner in 1988), Roger Federer and Andre Agassi.
The four-day-long event will not just host some incredible tennis matches, but will also include a range of activities and food trucks bound to keep you satisfied over the sunny days.
From the fantastic ladies day, that features pampering sessions and beauty samples, to the entertainment of kid’s day, allowing kids of all ages to practice their own tennis skills and enjoy a range of activities, Kooyong Classic caters for all.
The event will also host An Evening on the Lawn, for those looking to indulge a little, great areas to relax and enjoy a drink or food, and even opportunities to win some awesome pre-match prizes. It’ll be so easy to make a day of your time at the club.
So whether you were a massive tennis fanatic looking forward this exciting season, an aspiring tennis player looking to get inspiration and see some top players show off their skills, or just a tennis novice, wanting to slowly work your way into the tennis world, the Kooyong Classic is for you. No matter where you fit in, the tournament is bound to get you hyped up for a month of tennis mayhem. Plus, it’s an awesome way to fill up those empty days before school and work start up again.
The tournament will be played by international players such as David Goffin, Sabine Lisicki and Mikhail Youzhny, and the two Australian players Destanee Aiava and Bernard Tomic. For the full list of players, check out here.
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club is a short drive east of Melbourne, or a just quick train ride on the Glen Waverly line. Tickets, ranging from single day tickets to four-day packages, can be booked at www.ticketek.com.au/kooyongclassic