The main event in the Australian tennis calendar is without a doubt the annual Australian Open. It is held every January at the Melbourne Park complex. Tennis fans fly into Australia from all over the world to experience the excitement of this immensely popular tournament. The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam tournament of the year and the event is a major tourist draw. Games are held on two main courts, the Rod Laver Arena and the Hisense Arena. In order to avoid traffic congestion spectators can catch public transport to the matches as the venue has its own tram stop. Thousands of international and domestic tennis fans travel to the Australian Open to catch a glimpse of the worlds top ranked players in action. It is a two-week event that provides great entertainment both on and off the court, which provides a memorable experience for its many visitors. Year after year the tournament proves to be a favourite amongst both tennis players and spectators, with many fans taking advantage of the many tourist attractions and wide range of accommodation that Melbourne has to offer.
Other major Australian Tennis centres can be found in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. Due to the sheer size of the country many fans choose to book flights from one city to the next. Tennis Australia is the governing body of the game and alongside the Australian Open it also conducts local tournaments and other international tournaments, such as the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and Tennis Pro Circuit.