Australian Open. The Australian Open, held in January, is one of the world's four Grand Slam tournaments. You can buy tickets at the event or from Ticketek. Batman Ave., Melbourne, Victoria. 03/9039--9407;

Fawkner Park Tennis Centre. Play tennis here on six synthetic-grass outdoor courts. Fawkner Park, Toorak Rd. W, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, 3141. 03/9820–0611; Court hire from A$25 an hr.

Melbourne Park Tennis Centre. This center has 26 outdoor and 12 hard indoor Rebound Ace courts, plus 8 Italian Clay Courts. Play is canceled during the Australian Open in January. Batman Ave., City Center, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000. 1300/836647; Court hire from A$15 an hr.

Powlett Reserve Tennis Centre. This center has five synthetic-grass outdoor courts. Powlett Reserve, Albert St., East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, 3002. 03/9417–6511; Court hire from A$20 an hr.