20 January 2020 | Tennis Victoria

Anyone who’s ever thought about returning or taking up tennis has been there: in one instant you can’t wait to get on court. In the next, it seems all too hard.

You’ll never be able to hit like Roger Federer. And forget about replicating Ash Barty’s slice. There’s also the fact you don’t own a racquet or proper tennis wear. How do you even book a court? Or find someone else to play?

The good news is that all those obstacles – and anything else that’s ever stopped you participating – no longer exist. Open Court Sessions is the new, fun (and most of all easy!) way to play tennis. And not only is it available at more than 1000 Australian clubs, but anybody – whether they’ve experienced tennis before or not – is welcome to play.

Open Court Sessions throws tradition out the door to include music that will keep you moving, fun tennis activities as well as off-court socialising with food and drinks. Equipment is available to all participants, so you no longer need to worry about finding a racquet, or even someone else to hit.

But best of all it’s never been easier. Simply log on to to find where Open Court Sessions is closest to you. You’ll be playing and making new friends in on time – and you can leave the serious stuff to the pros.

To find out more about Open Court Sessions or find one near you, visit