tennis vacations

Melbourne & Sydney

"Join me in Australia for the 2025 Australian Tennis Experience.
Play at the most famous tennis clubs in Australia, and experience our "down under" culture and the friendliest people in the World".

tennis tours

John Newcombe
26-time Grand Slam Champion


28th of January to 1st of February, 2025

Melbourne, Australia's cultural hub, combines modernity with historic charm along the scenic Yarra River. Known for its diverse arts scene, eclectic dining options, and vibrant street culture, Melbourne offers a dynamic urban experience. From its iconic laneways adorned with street art to its lush parks and gardens, the city beckons exploration and discovery at every turn.

National Tennis Center

Step onto the hallowed courts of Melbourne Park, where the spirit of tennis thrives and champions are made. You will not only have the privilege of touring this legendary venue, but also the exhilarating opportunity to play tennis on these iconic grounds.
Experience the rush of adrenaline as you step onto the same courts graced by tennis legends, feeling every bounce and swing amidst the backdrop of tennis history.
Prepare to be inspired and exhilarated as you immerse yourself in the magic of this emblematic venue, where dreams are realized, and memories are etched into the very fabric of tennis lore.

Crown Towers Melbourne

Five-star hotel ideally located
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, Crown Towers Melbourne is a luxurious sanctuary located in the heart of Melbourne. With sweeping city views, an abundance of space and sophisticated interiors, Crown Towers is an inner-city oasis with five-star facilities, exceptional hotel service and all the luxury you deserve.

Play on grass and red clay courts

Prepare to step back in time and embrace the timeless elegance of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, a sanctuary for tennis aficionados nestled amidst lush greenery. You will have the exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this prestigious venue. Experience the rare delight of playing on both meticulously maintained grass and clay courts, each offering a distinct challenge and charm.

Kayak Tour or Street Art Tour

Come on a kayak tour of Melbourne and view the city from a unique angle, that is, from the water. Relax and cruise along and see both old and new areas of Melbourne waterways while hearing vibrant music and stories of the old dock areas. For the ones that wish to see Melbourne a different way, we take you on a journey of Melbourne’s famous street art laneways as well as venturing off the beaten track to discover the Central Business District’s hidden treasures. Learn all about the artists, techniques, and stories behind the artworks from artists directly involved in the scene.
The tour finishes at the famous Blender Studios (now located in West Melbourne) where you will be treated to an exclusive studio tour and be able to meet the artists and see them at work in our huge art studio. A gourmet selection of market-fresh produce, beer, wine, and soft drinks are provided as you wander through this incredible space.

Yarra Valley Wine Tour

Discover the Yarra Valley for a day of wine tasting, lunch and more! Visit 3 wineries / cellar doors, enjoy a restaurant lunch with a glass of wine at Rochford Wines and finish the day at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie.

Food Tour Melbourne

Exclusive for non-tennis playing guests

Delicious and fascinating guided walking tour of the iconic Queen Victoria Market. Taste the freshest produce, discover unique ingredients, learn tips and tricks for shopping and cooking, discover the Market’s history and meet some of our beloved Market traders.
On your guided tour, you will wander through the heritage-listed Market food halls and visit some of the Market’s best traders, indulging in an abundance of food as you go.

Airfare - Melbourne to Sydney

Includes flight ticket from Melbourne to Sydney.


1st to 4th of February, 2025

Sydney, Australia's largest city, boasts iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. With stunning beaches, vibrant neighborhoods, and a dynamic cultural scene, Sydney is a captivating blend of modernity and natural beauty.

Tennis Legend – John Newcombe

We will have the presence of John Newcombe with us in Sydney. John Newcombe, a legendary figure in tennis, is celebrated for his exceptional skill and remarkable achievements on the court. Hailing from Australia, Newcombe's illustrious career includes multiple Grand Slam titles, including Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Renowned for his powerful serve and versatile playing style, he dominated the tennis scene during the 1960s and 1970s, cementing his status as one of the sport's all-time greats. Beyond his on-court prowess, Newcombe is revered for his contributions to the sport as a mentor, coach, and ambassador, leaving an indelible mark on tennis history.

Play at the Olympic Tennis Center

The Tennis Olympic Center in Sydney is a premier venue renowned for hosting thrilling matches during the Olympic Games. With state-of-the-art facilities and a stunning backdrop of Sydney's skyline, it's a hub of athletic excellence and international competition. You will have the opportunity to experience the Tennis Olympic Center and play on those courts.

Four Seasons Sydney

Five-star views from the harbor’s edge
Location doesn’t get any better than this: Iconic Sydney Harbor sits at the doorstep of the Four Seasons, an award-winning Central Business District Hotel, with historic The Rocks and Circular Quay right next door. Head out to explore the nearby shopping, outdoor adventure and vibrant social scene that surround the hotel, then meet back at Mode Kitchen & Bar for fresh, local cuisine and drinks at Grain.

Sunset Cruise – Sydney Harbor

Embark on a mesmerizing journey aboard a private sunset cruise dinner in the breathtaking Sydney Bay. As the golden sun dips below the horizon, casting its warm hues across the shimmering waters, you'll be treated to an unforgettable dining experience like no other.
Glide past iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, their silhouettes etched against the vibrant sky.

Visit of the Koala Park – Kangaroo interaction

Exclusive for non-tennis playing guests

Koala Park was created in the 1920’s and officially opened in October of 1930 by the founder Noel Burnet. He became alarmed at the high numbers of koalas shot for the large export fur trade. He feared that if such harsh treatment was allowed to continue, this lovable and unique Australian animal would disappear from the face of the earth forever. From that time on he spent his whole life fighting to protect research and Create a safe environment in which they could live and breed naturally.

Historic Walking Tour

Exclusive for non-tennis playing guests

There is no better way to get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Sydney than on foot with Sydney’s foremost team of friendly and enthusiastic guides at The Rocks Walking Tours. Hear the story of Sydney from the beginning as you stroll along the shoreline of sparkling Sydney Harbour with views of the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, past Campbell’s Cove and Cadman’s Cottage. Wander down hidden alleyways, into shady courtyards, and along cobbled lanes. Discover the nooks and crannies and get up close and personal with the living history and heritage of Australia’s first British settlement.
Be amazed by stories of the First Fleet 1788, Nurses Walk, the Rum Rebellion 1808, Suez Canal, the Argyle Cut 1840, the plague 1900, the Sydney Harbour Bridge 1920s, the diabolical 1970s plan to demolish The Rocks and the green bans that saved it. And of course, hear of the characters and rogues who called it home. Today, The Rocks is renowned for having the oldest streets in Sydney which are dotted with beautifully restored nineteenth-century buildings.

Private Sydney Tour on an Open-Bus

See the sights of Sydney via a private Open Air Bus Tour – with a stop for lunch looking over world famous Bondi Beach.

Itinerary Melbourne

*Schedule is subject to change.

Tuesday, 28th of January

  • Transfers will be arranged for you from the Melbourne International Airport.
  • Afternoon: check-it at the hotel. Not before 3:00 pm.

  • Dinner: In Melbourne with the group.

  • Overnight: Crown Towers Melbourne.

Wednesday, 29th of January

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    3 hours of tennis followed by lunch at the tennis center.

    Non-tennis players: Food Tour Melbourne

  • Afternoon: Kayak Tour or Street Art Tour

  • Dinner: In Melbourne with the group.

  • Overnight: Crown Towers Melbourne.

Thursday, 30th of January

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    2 hours of tennis.

    Full-day Wine Tour at the Yarra Valley.

  • Dinner: On your own in Melbourne.

  • Overnight: Crown Towers Melbourne.

Friday, 31st of January

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    3 hours of tennis at the National Tennis Center followed by a tour and lunch.

  • Afternoon: Free time.
  • Dinner: In Melbourne with the group.

  • Overnight: Crown Towers Melbourne.

Saturday, 1st of February

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    Check-out the hotel.
    Transfer to the airport.
    Flight to Sydney.

Itinerary Sydney

Saturday, 1st of February

  • Lunch: Upon arrival at the hotel.

  • Afternoon: Sunset cruise of Sydney with cocktail dinner.

  • Overnight: Four Seasons Sydney.

Sunday, 2nd of February

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    3 hours of tennis followed by lunch.

  • Non-tennis players: Walking Tour of Historic Sydney.

  • Afternoon: Free time / Bridge climb / Opera House Tour.

  • Dinner: On your own.

  • Overnight: Four Seasons Sydney.

Monday, 3rd of February

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
    3 hours of tennis at the Olympic Tennis Center followed by a lunch.

  • Non-tennis players: Visit of the Koala Park – Kangaroo interaction. .

  • Afternoon: Private Sydney Bus Tour with a stop at Watsons Bay.

  • Dinner: In Sydney with the group.

  • Overnight: Four Seasons Sydney.

Tuesday, 4th of February

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.

  • Check-out: of the hotel

  • Transfer to the airport.

The Australian Tennis Experience


Steve Contardi:

Director of Tennis Fantasies, Inc.

Guillaume Berman:

Director of Smashing, SAS.

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