Do you belong to a family that’s crazy about tennis? Want to send the summer watching star athletes? Here are some things to keep in mind when planning your family trip.
Get Your Tickets Fast
The Australian Open is one of the most popular events of the summer and fans start booking as early as possible. So if you are planning to take the entire family, it’s better to get your tickets as early as possible. This way you can get seats for the family and make sure they are in good locations. If you live far away, you can easily find Australian open tickets on the internet. Don’t wait till the last minute as prices may increase and you will have to pay double.
Taking Children Along
There are no restrictions on children attending the Australian Open. Babies and toddlers aged under two years can enter the premises free of charge as long as they do not occupy a reserved seat. Children over the age of three needs to have their own ticket. They must be accompanied by an adult at all times within the premises. A kid’s ground pass can also be purchased for children between 3 and 14 years. Make sure that you read the conditions pertaining to bringing children into the grounds.
Special Needs Tickets Are Available
If you need a special needs ticket, you can contact the Australian Open accessibility centre and book your special tickets. Special needs ticket holders are entitled to an extra ticket for a caretaker. Additional seats can also be reserved at the time of booking, granted they are available. Wheelchairs are accessible to all access points.
Access Points into the Premises
Make sure to discuss the directions before attending the events as it is a large ground and can get confusing too. Make sure your children know what to do in case they get lost or can’t find their way. There are five access points to the premises. These are the National Tennis Centre-Eastern Plaza, outside Grand Slam Oval on Olympic Boulevard, the Melbourne Arena on Olympic Boulevard and opposed the Rod Laver Arena tram stop outside Garden Square and the Tanderrum footbridge joining Birrarung Marr to Melbourne Park
What Is The Duration Of A Tennis Match?
Men’s singles tournaments can have five sets and women’s singles tournaments can have three sets. Tennis matches don’t have a fixed time and the duration depends on the match itself. Roughly saying, they can take anything from an hour to three hours. So make sure children are comfortable and will be able to stay till the match is over.
Make Sure That You’re Dressed Appropriately
There is not much guarantee that your seats are in the shade. Shaded areas may change according to weather conditions on that particular day. As this is an outdoor event, it is highly recommended that you dress appropriately and protect yourself from sun and weather conditions.