Imagine being able to watch the Australian Open from seats right on the court, just metres away from the world’s best tennis players.

Well, you can.

After last year’s successful launch, tennis enthusiasts will once again be able to get up close to the action at the 2018 Australian Open.

On-court seating at the Australian Open

One of the most sought after hospitality experiences on the international sporting stage, the Australian Open’s on-court seating offers a unique experience unlike any other available in the world of tennis.

Last year’s Australian Open was the first to offer the 12 courtside seats, situated in the south-east corner of the Rod Laver Arena, and it’s the only grand slam to offer fans this VIP experience.

As well as prime seating, courtside guests can partake of world-class food and beverages. The Australian Open has teamed up with some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, including George Calombaris' Gazi, modern Mexican from Mamasita, Biggie Smalls, Burger Project, San Antone, Doughnut Time and more.

And the experience also includes access to an exclusive backstage area, the Dressing Room. While waiting backstage, there’s a pretty good chance of bumping into some of the world’s best tennis players.

Celebrities who have enjoyed the on-court seating experience include supermodel Karlie Kloss, sporting legend Ricky Ponting, and MasterChef’s George Calombaris and Matt Preston.

But on-court seating is just one of the hospitality offerings at the Melbourne Grand Slam.

Superboxes provide super luxury

Looking to entertain influential clients? Then a luxury Superbox is the way to go.

It’s the perfect space for networking and entertaining, without missing the action on court. Fans can watch the world’s best tennis players from the comfort of their own private box, while dedicated staff serve food and beverages throughout each session of play.

There is also a range of other hospitality options on offer, so tennis fans can create a truly bespoke Australian Open experience this summer.


Australian Open 2018

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Dates:

15th – 28th January

Locations:

Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena & Hisense Arena, Melbourne Park

More info at:

ausopen.com/hospitality

Pricing for hospitality packages, including On Court Seating and Superboxes, is available on application and can include a variety of hospitality experience options.


Don't miss out!

The 2018 Australian Open is gearing up to be a stellar event. All the biggest names in tennis are set to return, including defending champion Roger Federer and world number one Rafael Nadal.

Serena Williams looks likely to be back to play for her seventh Australian Open win this summer. She’s back in training after the birth of her first child, and tournament director Craig Tiley has said “there is no question she will be ready”.

And top-seeded players, Nick Kyrgios, Daria Gavrilova and Ashleigh Barty will be there to represent the Aussies.

The Open is also offering up a ton of entertainment this summer. Fans will be treated to the event’s biggest ever music line-up, with performances by Jimmy Barnes, recent ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Daryl Braithwaite and headliner Tina Arena, as well as a whole host of other big names in the Australian music scene.

But to truly take the experience up a notch, be sure to secure one of the best seats in the house with on-court seating.

Feature Image: Robert Prezioso/Tennis Australia