What You Need to Know Before Attending the Australian Open Tennis Tournament

By Linda Moore
Linda Moore
Linda Moore
I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics.
July 23, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

The Australian Open is one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the world; every year, people flock to the tournament to witness the fiercest tennis competition that the world has to offer. Attending the Australian Open is a must for people who appreciate tennis and other competitive physical sports, but if you are planning on attending the Australian Open, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help your trip remain as hassle-free as possible.

Tip #1: Buy your tickets as early as you can

The closer you book your airfare and hotel accommodations to the date of the tournament, the more you are probably going to pay. The key to getting more reasonably priced tickets and hotel reservations is booking as early as reasonably possible for you.

You can get some steep discounts on your flight if you book several months ahead of time rather than several weeks or days; the same applies to hotels. Check out Queen of Tickets for reasonably priced tickets.

Tip #2: Be flexible with your hotel choices

The closer the hotel is to the tournament stadiums, the more you are going to pay per night. Sometimes, the high price is well worth it—especially if you plan on doing other things in the nearby area when you’re not enjoying the Open. But if you’re only really going for the tournament, you can save a few hundred dollars off your trip by picking a hotel that is further away from the tournament.

Tip #3: Buy tickets to the main stadiums if you want to see the bigger stars play

The Australian Open features multiple stadiums, each of which has multiple courts. Tickets are sold for both the outside courts and the center courts of each stadium; while outside court tickets are first come first serve, center courts are assigned seating.

If you’re going to the tournament to see the big shots play, buy tickets to the center court of a main stadium where the most popular games are set. If you are going to see a specific player, you may need to buy tickets to multiple stadium courts because the Open does not reveal who plays where in the early rounds until the day of the games. Although this will cost extra, it is a small price to pay for seeing your favorite players duking it out live.


Linda Moore
I am a freelance writer and enjoy reporting on a variety of topics.