Australian Tennis Museum

About Us

The Australian Tennis Museum began in 1983 when several tennis enthusiasts approached Tennis NSW with a proposal to collect and preserve Australian tennis memorabilia. The Friends of the NSW Tennis Association Inc. (The Friends) was established at White City with the support of Tennis NSW and Tennis Australia.

For the next six years The Friends operated out of one room which served as a musuem, storage area, library and workroom. Exhibitions were staged during major tournaments and visitor and membership numbers steadily increased.

In 1989 The Friends moved to larger offices located under the new Western Stand constructed at White City. Exhibition development and research continued and The Friends developed travelling exhibitions for regional areas and liaised with other musuem and sport instiutions to provide object loans and research material.

In 2005, The Australian Tennis Museum moved to the new facilities provided by Tennis NSW at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre, Rod Laver Drive, Sydney Olympic Park.

The museum was offically opened on the January 9th 2005 by the Honourable Sandra Nori, MP, Minister for Tourism and Sport and Recreation.

The museum is curently closed for the Sydney International tournament bump-in.  In mid 2018 the Museum temporarily closed for a major stocktake of the collection and future planning for a new display.  Notification for its reopening will be posted on its website and facebook.

The museum’s patron is legendary tennis player Ken Rosewall. Each year Ken invites a special guest to speak at the Ken Rosewall Luncheon.  This is a very popular social event for tennis fans and an enjoyable and inspiring day reliving tennis history.