What to Bring to the Australian Open

If you’re someone who’s a tennis enthusiast, what better way to start the new year then to attend the Australian Open. Seeing the tennis event live is really an amazing experience and fans love cheering their favourite sports stars from the sideliner, alongside thousands of other spectators

If you are planning to go to Melbourne Park to see the 2018 Australian Open, then there are some items you want to bring along to ensure you have the best experience. Here are some of them:

  1. Viewing schedule

Many tennis games are played simultaneously and you will need to plan which matches you wish to see in advance. You also need to know the dates and time of these matches so you can best select which day or days to attend.

  1. Sun Protection

Amongst all the kinds of cancer cases in Australia, 80% of them are from skin cancer. Skin cancer occurs when the harmful rays of sunlight penetrate the upper epidermis layer of the skin once the body is exposed to the open for a lengthy time period. When attending the Australian Open, you’ll more than likely be exposed to the damaging rays of the sun, as shade is not always guaranteed. If you don’t wish to become the next victim of skin cancer, it’s very important that you protect the skin and you’ll be safeguarded properly. 

  1. Appropriate Clothing

The Australian Open takes place in Australia’s Summer season, so it’s more than likely that conditions will be hot. So, in the event you don’t wish to become another casualty of deceptively sweltering summer temperature, you’re advised to dress correctly. Ensure that your clothing isn’t too tight so your skin has room to breathe. Avoid wearing black as it attracts the heat, and opt for light fabric –the lighter the better. Short sleeves are also suggested to help avoid bad body odour – but ensure to use sun protection on areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. Do not forget to bring with a good pair of sunglasses and a hat to help keep you cool as well as making it easier for you to watch the tennis. Appropriate footwear is also recommended – tennis shoes in Melbourne this time of year are perfect because they are lightweight so they won’t cause your feet to get too hot, and they are comfortable so your feet won’t get too sore from all the walking.

  1. Food and Drink

Vendors at the Australian Open charge large sum of money for meals and beverages. 1 bottle of water may cost $4 while a little box of sandwiches and other junk food will cost you minimum of $10. Such hefty prices will leave you out of pocket, especially if you’re bringing the whole family along. So, if you wish to save a few dollars it is recommended that you pack your own food and beverages to last you the day. Furthermore, if you wish to buy tennis apparel in Melbourne while attending the opening, avoid doing so at the actual event because prices are quite high.

  1. Ticket

Don’t forget your ticket. Individuals can get caught up in the excitement of attending the tennis and forget to bring along their ticket. If you don’t have either a hard copy of your ticket or a copy of it on your phone or other devise then you will be denied entry. Don’t leave you ticket at home!

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