Tennis World, Melbourne Park is one of the two world class tennis facilities which is located in Melbourne. Melbourne Park has been home to the Australian Open since 1988. The Australian Open, previously held at the Kooyong Tennis Club, moved to Melbourne Park to due to the tournament's popularity. Within the first year of the Australian Open’s move to Melbourne Park, attendants increased by 90%. Today, Melbourne Park hosts the Australian Open in January, and an array of different events and activities during the year. Rod Laver Arena, the largest arena at Melbourne Park, and Hisense Arena, the second largest, are home to many concerts and other major events throughout the year.
Tennis World members and visitors enjoy a wide range of programs including evening social competitions, tennis workouts, cardio tennis and coaching. All Tennis World programs are led by experienced programs coordinators and coaches, including high-performance coaches with extensive international experience. Tennis World aims to deliver the best on and off-court experience, helping all customers to discover Tennis World programs and ensure every visit is an enjoyable one.
Head Coach - John McCurdy
John McCurdy is the Head Coach at Tennis World Melbourne Park and oversees the High Performance Program and Junior Development Squad training along with managing many private tennis sessions and Junior Performance Holiday Camps. John is both an experienced player and coach.
- High Performance Level 3 coach
- Graduate Diploma Business Management (Monash University)
- ATP tour – best ranking 80 in 1983
- State Coach/State Director of Coaching 1985-1997
- Australian Institute of Sport Head Coach/Program Manager 2002-2005
- Head Coach Australian Open Tennis Academy 2006
- Private Business 2007 – 2011
- Head Coach Tennis World 2012 – present
- Tennis Manager Octagon Worldwide (Australia) 1997-2002
Pictures are courtesy of Tennis World Melbourne Park
From February to December, Melbourne Park's court hire and programs are managed by Tennis World, which was founded in 2007.
- Court hire
Unique opportunity to play on the same courts used by the professional players during the Australian Open. Indoor or outdoor Plexicushion (Blue) surfaced courts are available, along with outdoor Italian Clay Courts and Show Courts.
- Coaching – groups/privates or adults/ juniors
Private coaching is a one on one tennis lesson run by a Qualified Tennis World Coach. Private coaching is available to people of all ages and abilities and is a great way to improve quickly.
Group lessons are run by qualified Tennis World coaches who aim to create a comfortable and friendly atmosphere on court.
- Social Competitions
Tennis World Social Competitions are available to both Tennis World members and visitors. Competitions run from Monday to Thursday during the week from 6.30pm – 9.00 pm, and all on-lookers are welcome.
- Pro Shops
Tennis World has three Pro Shops, two of them are located at Melbourne Park (home of the Australian Open) and one located at Albert Reserve (St Kilda Road). All Pro Shops offer customers a wide range of tennis products and services.
- Guided Tours
Australian Open Guided Tours are run daily by experienced and knowledgeable Tennis World tour guides. The tours provide a unique behind the scenes experience of Melbourne’s most dynamic sports and entertainment venues, Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena.
Tennis World Melbourne Park is the Home of the Australian Open. The venue provides visitors with the unique opportunity to play on the same courts used by the professional players during the Australian Open. Melbourne Park features 25 outdoor courts (including 2 show courts), 12 Indoor high-quality plexicushion courts, and 8 Italian clay courts.
National Tennis Centre
Melbourne Park features a brand-new multi-million dollar high performance facility called the National Tennis Centre. The NTC is the regular training venue of top Australian players and is open to the public.
Fully equipped gymnasiums are located at National Tennis Centre. The gymnasium offers high performance equipment used by top atheletes.
Changingrooms and Lockers
Changingrooms and shower facilities are located at all Tennis World venues and are the same facilities used by players during the Australian Open period in January. The National Tennis Centre and Rod Laver Arena venues are equipped with lockers that are exclusively available to all Tennis World Platinum Members.
The Australian Open Players Cafe is open all year round and is located next to the Tennis World Pro Shop at Rod Laver Arena. A wide variety of hot food prepared by qualified chefs and custom sandwiches are amoung the daily menu items. Tennis World customers have access to the cafe during non-Australian Open times.
The Tennis World Members Lounge is located on Level 3 at the National Tennis Centre. The Members Lounge is a comfortable and quiet space available for members to relax and unwind after playing tennis at Melbourne Park. The lounge can also be hired for functions and events.
Social Competition Corner
The Social Competition Corner is located next to the Tennis World Pro Shop at Rod Laver Arena. Comfy couches, music and a small cafe makes this space an ideal meeting place before social competitions begin for the evening.
National Tennis Centre Cafe
The National Tennis Centre Cafe is run by Tennis World’s highly experienced customer service team. Tea, coffee, muffins and sushi are amoung some of the items that can be found daily at the cafe.
Pro Shop and Restring Service
Tennis World stocks all the latest tennis accessories including racquets, bags, apparel and footwear, along with Official Australian Open Merchandise. Qualified stringers are also available on site and can promise a 24-hour restring turn around.
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Excellent Stay - Great Location
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