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The Australian Open What Else Is Going on Besides Tennis
While the Austrian Open is a major attraction for tennis fans, not everyone will want to watch tennis all day everyday. This is especially true for those that have families, as often kids and teenagers will need a little more to entertain them.
For this, there is a very good value solution. A Ground Pass ticket is not just for the tennis. It covers up to four members of the family and costs less than a hundred Aussie dollars. This ticket gets you into the Grand Slam Oval and also Garden Square, making sure there is more to do than just watching the tennis.
What Activities Are Included With A Ground Pass?
Well, obviously if you are considering this, then it would help to know what you will get. So, here are a few of the highlights:
- MLC Autograph Island
- MLC Tennis Hot Shots
- MLC Fan Zone
- Kids Tennis Day
These alternative activities to the Australian Open Tennis all make for a nice change during the event, or at least help to fill free periods between games.
MLC Autograph Island – Children get to actually meet and be inspired by their favourite tennis stars. Of course, this also come with the change to grab some autographs. However, it is only for eight days at the start of the Australian Open. You can find the event in the Tennis Hot Shots Mini Courts, over in Garden Square.
MLC Tennis Hot Shots – Families benefit from the knowledge of local coaches, while enjoying tennis for themselves. Info for Tennis Australias kids starter program is available too and this is open until the first day session match.
MLC Fan Zone can be found in the Grand Slam Oval. Here the kids can burn off some energy by actually getting involved in tennis themed activities and learn about how they can become future stars. These are tennis themed, but not all directly connected. The event also has some great wine bars, beer gardens and live music on offer for adults.
Kids Tennis Day is normally in Garden Square. OK, yes it does contain tennis-related activities, but also some amazing entertainment too. A special show of top players and other TV stars help to keep the little ones amused.
Merchandise – This doesnt really need explaining. However, if you are here, why not get a few momentoes. So, head to the Australian Open Shop. There are gifts, clothes and souvenirs for men, women and children. Dont go home to your own crowd with nothing, pickup a nice surprise for those that didnt make it to the open.
Of course, if you really hate tennis, then the city will be full of other events while there is a tourism boom in the area. So, you can expect to find plenty of festivals, events, special tours and activities nearby.