Our passions are travel, wine, and tennis.  Most of our posts, obviously, are about our travel experiences.  Anyone who has read many of our posts will know that our travel often includes visiting local wineries.  Now let’s talk a little about tennis.

We have often planned trips around a tennis tournament.  Planning a vacation based on a sporting event is a great excuse to visit a new location.

Over the years, we have visited:

  • 4 of 4 Grand Slam tournaments (Although Christine has yet to attend Wimbledon)
  • 6 of 9 ATP 1000 level tournaments (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome, Cincinnati, Rogers Cup)
  • 3 of 4 WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments (Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid)
  • 3 of 5 WTA Premier 5 tournaments (Rome, Cincinnati, Rogers Cup)

We have also attended Fed Cup and Davis Cup ties, the Barcelona Open (ATP 250) and the Brisbane International (ATP 500 / WTA Premier)

Experiences at tournaments varies – some are noticeably better than others.  Articles we write in this section will focus on the fan experience at different tournaments – what we liked, didn’t like, would do again, or would do differently.

Tennis is a sport that plays well on TV, but nothing beats the experience of watching a great match live.

Jo-Wilifred Tsonga vs Jack Sock, 3rd Round, Margaret Court Arena

Visiting the Australian Open 2017

G’day Mate. We took a couple days off dodging sharks and crocodiles to attend the Australian Open. For Trevor, this ...
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A Day at the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament

Every fan knows there’s no substitute for watching your favourite sport live, in person. There’s something about the atmosphere of ...
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US Open

Tournament Level: Grand Slam Date Attended: September 4, 2015 Seats: Middle section, opposite the chair umpire (Section 110 or 111?) ...
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Roland Garros French Open

Tournament Level: Grand Slam Dates Attended: June 1 – 2, 2012 Seats: June 1: Court Suzanne Lenglen (Stand 4, Row ...
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Mutua Madrid Open

Tournament Level: ATP 1000/WTA Premier Mandatory Dates Attended: Tuesday May 3, and Thursday May 5, 2016 Seats: Section A21, Row ...
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Rogers Cup (Toronto)

Tournament Level: ATP 1000/WTA Premier 5 Dates Attended: 10+ times each over the past 12 years Seats: Everywhere in the ...
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Western & Southern Open Cincinnati

Tournament Level: ATP1000 / WTA Premier 5 Date Attended: Friday, August 17, 2012 (Session 12) Seats: Box, Section 111 Western ...
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Italian Open (Internazionali BNL D’Italia)

Tournament Level: ATP 1000 / WTA Premier 5 Date Attended: May 18, 2013 Seats: Front row, upper bowl Italian Open ...
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Miami Open

Tournament Level: ATP1000/WTA Premier Mandatory Date Attended: March 24, 2012 (Day and Night Sessions) Seats: Section 314, Row B, Seats ...
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BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells

Date attended: Friday March 20, 2015 Seats: Row D, Seats 1, 2 BNP Paribas Open - The Tennis Fan Experience ...
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Guide to Paris: A Tennis Perspective

As you probably know from reading our site, we often plan our travel around attending various tennis tournaments. Paris was ...
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