“Your attention to detail; before, during and after travelis incredible. I knew it was a great itinerary to startwith, but the little surprises along the way made eachday more exciting than the last. Not only did you keepthe entire group on program but your personalapproach in dealing with individual needs, wishes, anddesires sets you aside from all others. Your passionfor people, tennis and fun is contagious.”-Dick GouldDirector of Tennis,Stanford University
Day 1 Tuesday January 8th “Bon Voyage” • Evening Flight from US to Sydney Day 2 Wednesday January 9th “South Pacific” • Continued flight from US to Sydney Local airport departures are available as well as upgrades to premium economy andbusiness class seats. Receive an international airfare credit if booking your flights directly.
Day 3 Thursday January 10th “G’Day Mate” • Morning Arrival Into Sydney• Jet Lag Tennis Clinic – Wakehurst Country Club • Patio Lunch – Wakehurst Country Club • Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb or Sydney Opera House TourAn exhilarating start to a great trip. The first day will be filled with fun and iconic activities to make sure you get over your jet lag the very first day.
Day 3 - Continued Thursday January 10th “G’Day Mate”• Sun Down Welcome Cocktail Social – InterContinental Club Lounge • Welcome Dinner • Overnight - Sydney InterContinental Your accommodations include exclusive rooftop club lounge access at the 5-star Sydney InterContinental Hotel. One of the best views in the world and a great place for breakfast and complimentary cocktails each day.
Day 4 Friday January 11th “Manly Beach” • Breakfast With a View • Ferry to Manly• Tennis Clinic & Match Play at Manly Lawn Tennis Club • Lunch & Social at Tennis Club The Manly Lawn Tennis Club has hosted Australias Davis Cup matches. Australian tennis greats including Ken Rosewall, and Rod Laver, have played at this quant beach town tennis club.
Day 4 - Continued Friday January 11th “Manly Beach” • Afternoon Free to Explore Manly: Beach, Biking, Swimming, Surfing, Beach Volley Ball, & Shopping • Cocktail Social – Club Lounge • Wildfire Dinner on the Waterfront• Overnight - Sydney InterContinental“7 Miles from Sydney and 1000 miles from care”
Day 5 Saturday January 12th “Your Yacht Awaits” • Breakfast with a View • Ferry to Taronga Zoo• Guided Tour of Sydney’s Taronga Zoo • Your Yacht AwaitsOfficially opened in1916, the zoo is located on the shores of Sydney Harbor and is home to over 2,600 animals on 52 acres, making it one of the largest of its kind.
Day 5 - Continued Saturday January 12th “Your Yacht Awaits” • Sydney Harbor Cruise on Ghost II• Champagne, Beer & Cocktails & Lunch • Late Night Dinner at Zia Pina Pizzeria • Overnight - Sydney InterContinentalGhost II is the ultimate sleek, elegance, timeless experience on water. The crew and 5-star chef will attend to your every need so you can just relax, sit back and enjoy the day. Life really is this good!
Day 6 Sunday January 13th “Sports Capital of the World” • Breakfast with a View • Flight from Sydney to Melbourne• Check-In, Relax & Explore The Crown Towers Hotel • Exclusive Access to Crystal Club The Crown Towers Hotel is the preferred hotel for many of the professional tennis players. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal make this their home during the Australian Open.
Day 6 - Continued Sunday January 13th “Sports Capital of the World” • Colonial Tram Car Dinner • Late Evening Open to ExploreMelbourne: Federation Square, Crown Casino, or the Crown Spa• Overnight – The Crown Towers The Crown is located in the heart ofMelbourne. All of Crown Towers’ luxuriously appointed oversized guest rooms havespectacular views to the city or Port Phillip Bay.
Day 7 Monday January 14th “Kooyong & The Open” • Breakfast at the Crystal Club• Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club – Grass Court Match Play, Tour & Lunch • Afternoon Free Time in Melbourne Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club is the most prestigious tennis club in Australia and the former home of the Australian Open. With 52 courts and one of the best lunch buffets, we will be primed for Opening Night of the Australian Open
Day 7 - Continued Monday January 14th “Kooyong & The Open” • Dinner & Drinks at Transit Lounge Overlooking Federation Square• Australian Open – Rod Laver Arena Night Session • Overnight – The Crown TowersWe’ve all seen it on our television from home and dreamt about the opportunity toexperience the excitement of the Australian Open first hand.
Day 8 Tuesday January 15th “The Open” • Crystal Club Lounge Breakfast • Tennis Tram or Walk• Australian Open – Hisense Arena & Grounds Passes Maybe on this day you will enjoy your breakfast at the Crystal Club sitting next toone of the players you will watch play later in the day.
Day 8 - Continued Tuesday January 15th “The Open” • Crystal Club Cocktails• Plexi-Cushion Tennis Clinic & Match Play –Albert Reserve • Aussie BBQ at Albert Reserve • Overnight – The Crown TowersPlay where the pros play. We will play on theofficial practice courts of the Australian Open and then finish off the night with an AussieBBQ. Maybe a few of our Aussie friends will join us?
Day 9 Wednesday January 16th “Melbourne & The Open” • Early Morning Tennis Clinic • Crystal Club Breakfast• Day to Explore Melbourne: Eureka Tower, Opal Shops, Aboriginal Art, Crown Spa etc.We stay and play where the pros play. Our early morning tennis sessions are always subject to overrule by Federer and Nadal. I guess we can learn by watching the best in the world.
Day 9 - Continued Wednesday January 16th “Melbourne & The Open” • Early Evening Dinner at Leftbank • Australian Open – Night Session • Overnight – The Crown TowersThe early round night sessions at Rod Laver Arena include access to the outer courts as well. Many great matches take place on Margaret Court and the other outer courts in the early rounds where you can almost touch the players.
Day 10 Thursday January 17th “Superbox” • Crystal Club Breakfast• Water-taxi to Melbourne Olympic Park • Australian Open Superbox – All Day SessionAnother day to enjoy life at its finest. Tennis Ventures’ Superbox includes tea & coffee upon arrival, catered lunch and beverages throughout the day at the wave of a hand.Maybe we will get a commentator and former player to stop by?
Day 10 - Continued Thursday January 17th “Superbox”• Australian Open – Beer & Wine Garden • Water taxi back to The Crown Towers • Farewell Dinner on the Southbank • Late Night Pub Crawl Anyone? • Overnight – The Crown TowersA final farewell to say thanks for taking part in our Australian Venture and a chance to plan your next Venture to the French Open or Wimbledon with your new friends.
“I want to drop you a quick note and thank both ofyou for orchestrating such a super event! The clubis buzzing about our members participating on sucha unique tennis outing …. Thanks again forincluding me on such an incredible trip and I lookforward to traveling with Tennis Ventures again inthe future.”Kie ForemanDirector of TennisBeach & Tennis Clubat Pebble Beach Resort
Day 11 Friday January 18th “Cheers” • Crystal Club Breakfast • Departure back to the US • Optional Extension to Great Barrier Reef • Optional Extension to New ZealandTennis Ventures’ Australian Open program coincides w/our sister company, Golf Ventures’ Australian program so both Tennis and Golf enthusiasts can travel together. More information is available at: WWW.TENNISVENTURES.NET or +1.877 .743.0043 WWW.GOLFVENTURES.CO or +1.888 .773.4636