The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are four of the most important tennis events for all the top players in the world! Each tournament has its advantages and disadvantages. The Australian and United States tournaments are played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on the grass. Attending a Grand Slam is quite the task, as you need to take care of the transportation, accommodation, and ticketing. Remember the earlier you plan your trip then better options and cheaper airfare you’ll be able to have. Here are the four Grand Slam tournaments.
U.S. Open: August 19-September 8, 2019
Next year the USTA returns to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York marking the 51st anniversary of the US Open. The longtime home of the fourth and final Grand Slam Tournament. This massive venue includes 22 tennis courts, 3 main stadiums including Arthur Ashe Stadium, the Louis Armstrong, and Grandstand. Ticket prices and packages will vary but you can definitely find a deal within your range.
Australian Open: May 24th-June 7th, 2020
Ready to see the world’s top tennis players compete for the champions’ trophies at the Australian Open 2020! Come join one of only 4 tournaments each year that attract all of the world’s top male and female players. Travel packages for 2020 are now available. You have the option of buying perks like the Rod Laver Arena Fan Walk were you’ll have the opportunity to walk onto the hallowed blue court and witness the player warm up from only a few feet away as well as being able to take an official on-court photo with your favorite player or the Atrium Bar Pass which gives you drinks and appetizers as you watch them battle it out.
2020 Wimbledon: July 1st – July 14th
This All England Club in London is regarded as the oldest tennis tournament in the world and some would argue the most prestigious. Wimbledon traditions include a strict dress code for competitors and Royal patronage. You’ll be able to enjoy the endless delicious strawberries and cream as thousands of pounds are consumed during the tournaments. The Centre Court is fitted with a retractable roof for rainy days. Make sure to have your tickets way ahead of time as this is one of the more popular venues in the Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments.
French Open 2020: May 24th – June 7th
The red clay of Stade Roland Garros glows with a smooth reddish color that emanates on the tennis players while they battle for the number one spot! Come enjoy this very sought after event in a quiet setting surrounded by the glamours of Paris. You’ll not only be able to enjoy the Tennis matches but much of the history around the city and sites you can’t miss like The Champs-Élysées, Eiffel Tower, The Pantheon, Napoleon’s Tomb, and Notre Dame Cathedral, This city of love and lights is sure to leave you with the experience of a lifetime.
Court Philippe Chatrier at Roland Garros