Tennis Australia is the governing body of tennis within Australia, linking to member associations throughout the country.
We promote and facilitate participation in tennis at all levels, and also conduct national and international tournaments. The most widely recognised of these include:
The origins of Tennis Australia date to 1904 when local players Norman Brookes and Alf Dunlop considered entering the newly formed Davis Cup. Before Australia could make a challenge it had to be represented by a national association. The Australasian Lawn Tennis Association was formed, embracing New Zealand interests, with three main functions:
Batman Ave, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne Park)
T: +61 3 9914 4000
Tram No.70 from Flinders Street Station
Melbourne Park is the home of Tennis Australia and the Australian Open. This state-of-the art venue situated along the Yarra River on Batman Ave, has 22 outdoor courts including three show couts and 4 indoor courts. Court hire is open to the public seven days a week. For more information visit the Tennis World.
The Lawn Tennis Association of Australia – trading as Tennis Australia (TA) – was established by the existing Member Associations (MAs) and New Zealand in late 1904. In 2004/05 we celebrated the centenary of the organisation and its marquee event – the Australian Open. Today TA is a AUS$150-million turn-over business, stages one of the world’s four Grand Slam tournaments and operates as a one-team company unified under the brand ‘Tennis – Australia’s Favourite’.
To have the game of tennis clearly establish itself as the most popular sport and recreational activity in Australia and to ensure Australia has a pre-eminent position in world tennis.
To grow, manage, promote and showcase the sport of tennis throughout Australia, recognising the health, social, economic and entertainment benefits of sport, and tennis in particular, for people of both sexes, all ages and abilities.