Garden Square is the popular spot for families, featuring tennis on the big screen, roving entertainers, and lots of fun activities including:
Play on the dedicated MLC Tennis Hot Shots mini courts in Garden Square and Court 4. Learn about Tennis Australia’s developmental program for primary school-aged children. Located near the city entrance, these mini courts are free for all patrons to sample modified tennis.
MLC Autograph Island is located alongside the MLC Tennis Hot Shots mini courts in Garden Square. MLC Autograph Island provides fans with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet their favourite tennis players up close and obtain their autographs during the first eight days of the tournament.
There's something for everyone at MLC Fan Zone. Kids will love joining in all the MLC Tennis Hot Shots activities, while parents can sit back, relax, and enjoy the air conditioning in the MLC Parent Zone. Or, if watching isn't for you, get your photo taken at ‘Centre of Attention’ and put your skills to the test in the MLC Tennis Hot Shots 'Ace the Ace' challenge and other activities including 'Light up the Court' and 'Tennis Tornado'. There will be giveaways on offer for little and big kids alike.
Visit the Australian Tennis Magazine booth located underneath the large scoreboard next to Margaret Court Arena and purchase a copy of the souvenir January issue, the exclusive poster magazine or highly sought after back issues. Become the star with the ‘Your Face, Your Cover’ promotion and appear on a customised Australian Open souvenir magazine cover.
Wilson stringers are the unsung heroes of the Australian Open, working around the clock to ensure more than 500 players have their equipment in perfect nick. Watch the stringing service through the windows at the western courts under the Margaret Court Arena concourse and interact with the stringers.