Melbourne Central Rooftop Tennis Club
This is the tennis club for people who may not be able to serve like a pro, but know how to balance ice cream while lounging in a deckchair like a true master.
January 13, 2014
From January 13, Melbourne will have its very own Rooftop Tennis Club, proving this city has some serious game. Like no ordinary tennis club of sweaty change rooms and musty trophy cabinets, Melbourne Central’s Rooftop Tennis Club has the best view of the Australian Open outside of Melbourne Park, and best of all, it's completely free.
This is the tennis club for people who may not be able to serve like a pro, but know how to balance ice cream while lounging in a deckchair like a true master. Completely open to the public, the otherwise secret space atop Melbourne Central will feature the live Channel Seven broadcast of the 2014 Australian Open accompanied by a selection of gourmet street food, Nike product displays and its very own purpose built three-quarter sized tennis court.
Not keen on being stranded on a roof for days over 30 degrees? This tennis club has thought ahead, with food trucks providing some much-needed refreshments. Handmade Ice Pop will be serving all natural frozen treats, Little Champs will be dishing up mini brioche rolls full of flavoursome goodness, while Corn Boss has a selection of vegetarian delights involving corn on the cob spiced to mouth-watering perfection.
It’s all you could want from a courtside member’s box: views, refreshments, and courtside action, with the added luxury of having readily available bathroom facilities and transport options. So pull the visor out from the back of your closet and if you come across your long abandoned tennis racket bring that along too — it’s encouraged to have a hit and try the rooftop court out for size. Match point.
The Rooftop Tennis Club is located on Level 3 of Melbourne Central next to Strike Bowling. Entry is free, and the venue will be open from 11am - 7.30pm daily from January 13 - 26. For more information check their website.
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