Each December the country’s best players assemble at Melbourne Park for the December Showdown. In three weeks, more than 2000 matches will be played to find out who is the best player across each age group and entry is free!
The Australian Open Play-off is the centrepiece of the December Showdown. The play-off sees players from around Australia battle it out for a golden ticket into Australian Open 2013.
|Australian Open 2013 Play-off||10–16 December|
|Optus 18s Australian Championships||2-9
|Optus 16s Australian Championships||10–16 December|
|Optus 14s Australian Championships||4–9 December|
|Optus 14s Australian Teams Championships||28 Nov–
|Optus 12s Australian Championships||16–21 December|
|Optus 12s Australian Teams Championships||10–14 December|
|2012 Tennis Australia $10K AMT Platinum||15–19 December|
Getting to Melbourne Park to watch the December Showdown and the Australian Open 2013 Play-off is easy:
Catch the No.70 tram to Melbourne Park.
Richmond, Jolimont and Flinders Street Station are all walking distance to Melbourne Park.
Route 605 (Gardenvale – City via Kooyong Road) stops on Batman Avenue.
There is a taxi rank outside Rod Laver Arena.
There is no public car parking at Melbourne Park.