1 February 2012 | Tennis Australia

Only a few days ago, Melbourne Park witnessed some staggering scenes as Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka claimed the Australian Open men’s and women’s singles championships.

This weekend, tennis lovers and those curious to try tennis can tread where the world’s best have played when Tennis World opens its doors to the public free of charge.

On Saturday 4 February from 1-4 pm at Albert Reserve on St Kilda Road – where the pros regularly practice – there will be free tennis classes for everyone, including MLC Tennis Hot Shots for kids aged 4-12, junior coaching (12-16), tennis workouts (adults) and the new Cardio Tennis (adults), plus a barbecue to keep your stamina up.

Then on Sunday 5 February from 10am – 1pm, the same activities will be run at Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open – where the pros practice and compete year-round.

Register online and secure your spot.

During the Open day, adults will be able to have a casual hit with other players, and if they still have energy after sampling Cardio Tennis or a Tennis Workout, can get a grading if they want to join a team at Melbourne Park for the upcoming season.

The Tennis World centre is open year-round to anyone wanting to learn tennis, train, join a team, play competitively or just have a social hit at Melbourne Park and Albert Reserve. The Open weekend, will give you a fun and active opportunity to find out about services and programs in detail.

Tennis World offers multiple programs, as well as memberships that include gym access and discounts on a range of services including the popular Tennis Workout and Cardio Tennis fitness sessions.

For all types of enquiries including playing Tennis and guided tours, contact Tennis World on 1300 TENNIS ( 1300 836 647) and then select Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve and choose your preferred option.

Tennis World Melbourne Park located at Melbourne Park, Batman Avenue.

Tennis World Albert Reserve is located on the corner of St. Kilda Rd & Hanna St, Melbourne