Fancy some champagne and strawberries at Wimbledon?
If you can't tear yourself away from the tennis championships into all hours of the night, treat yourself to a holiday and experience the fast-paced atmosphere firsthand. Join the crowd and cheer on your favourite players as they put their skills to the test on courts around the world. Kick off the new year with a trip to Melbourne in January to watch the Australian Open. With over 100 years of rich history behind it, the Australian Open is the first of the world's big four Grand Slams and draws massive crowds to its singles, doubles, juniors and exhibition events.
If the sweltering summer weather and the heat of the competition at the Australian Open isn't your scene, indulge in the champagne and strawberry traditions of Wimbledon. The world's longest standing tennis tournament is still played on grass as it was all the way back in 1877. Wimbledon has transformed from a friendly garden-party event into an international spectacle with Royal patronage and a high level of etiquette. Across the English Channel, the midyear French Open at Roland Garros is a real treat for spectators as the pros are put through their paces on the testing clay courts of Paris.
Late August welcomes the US Open, the final of the four Grand Slams. Book your flights to New York and watch the best of the best battle it out, unleashing spectacular moves and putting on a show with tense on-court dramatics. Celebrities, dignitaries and tennis enthusiasts alike gather to witness history in the making in a tournament which has seen the likes of Roger Federer and Serena Williams claim multiple victories. Whether you enjoy tennis for the big personalities of the players or the serve and volley acrobatics, combine your passion for sport and amp up the excitement on your next getaway by booking a tennis holiday with Flight Centre.