About Tennis Australia. As well as promoting tennis and participation, Tennis Australia facilitates player development, stages local and international events and invests in tennis facilities around Australia.
The Australian Open holds the record for the highest attendance of any tennis tournament ever staged with 812,174 people attending the 2020 edition. The AO has been staged twice in New Zealand – 1906 & 1912. Novak Djokovic holds the record for the most Men’s Singles titles with 7 wins.
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In 1972 Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club became the permanent home of the Australian Open due to Melbourne attracting the biggest patronage; In 1984, the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia became a company, and then in 1986 began to trade as Tennis Australia (TA) TA is the governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia.
Andre Agassi has won the Australian Open a record four times. The Numbers. For the 2006 Australian Open, 45,000 Wilson tennis balls were used.
In the men's game, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Australia's very own Roy Emerson have won a record 6 titles each. In the women's game, Margaret Court leads the all-time charts with 11 titles.
The Australian Open has an Extreme Heat Policy. Introduced in 1998, it calls for play to be stopped on all courts once the temperature reaches 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
Tennis had taken firm root in Australia by 1880, and the first Australian Championships were played in 1905. The first national championships in New Zealand were held in 1886. In 1904 the Lawn Tennis Association of Australasia (later of Australia) was founded.