Tennis and Wheelchair tennis
The Australia Open is another iconic sporting event. As the first Grant Slam on the tennis calendar, the world tunes in to watch the best tennis players competing in Melbourne in January each year. The Australian Open is held at Melbourne Park and attracts over 700,000 tennis fans each year.
It is an excellent time to visit Melbourne during the tournament. In addition to the elite sporting event to enjoy, there are concerts and events for the whole family to enjoy. You can even watch the tennis action at public viewing spots in the city.
There is great sporting rivalry and friendship in tennis between Australia and Japan, with players from countries among the top ranked players in the world.
Tennis Australia with their partners the Japan Wheelchair Tennis Association and the Japan Wheelchair Sports Association, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade conducted a tour for junior Japanese wheelchair tennis players to participate in a training camp with their Australian peers. Nearly 20 junior athletes took part in the camp with excellent engagement both on and off the court. The program has facilitated the strengthening of relationships between Japan and Australia through sport, and we look forward to the athletes’ success in the near future.