While this does not make it any less enjoyable, there are certain customs and behaviours that must be observed. If you have never been to one before, you really don’t want to get off on the wrong foot do you? Whether you have watched the sport for years on television or are a new fun, there is a great deal to get excited about. Here is what you need to know about having the best time possible:
Know What to Expect
If you are attending a tournament such as the Australian Open, it can be a little confusing to know what to expect. There is a lot going and it is best to be informed so that you are not completely bewildered. The first thing that you should do is to get your Australian Open tickets as soon as possible. This is an incredibly popular tournament and people travel from all of the world to attend. Therefore, you can be quite certain that most of the tickets will be snapped up the minute they are available. Also, if you want to improve your chances at seeing a top seed player, you should not what to attend. Typically, such players are most likely to play at Rod Laver Arena.
Dress to Impress
Now, there is no dress code, per se. Still, when it comes to tennis matches, the attendees tend to make a little more of an effort. Of course, this does not mean that you have to go over the top and turn up in formal wear. Smart casual is probably your best bet and if the weather is particularly hot and sunny, white or light colours will help to keep you cool. You are probably more likely to fit in if you dress well but remain comfortable. Keep the weather in mind when you are deciding on what to wear. When in doubt, make sure to take a hat, sunglasses, and even an umbrella. This will ensure that you are covered regardless of what the weather is like. Comfortable shoes are also a must if you plan on walking around.
Take Your Cues from the Crowd
Also unlike other sporting events, the crowd at tennis matches tend to be a little bit quieter out of respect for the players. This does change from venue to venue, however. Australian crowds have been known to be a lot louder than most so more cheering is completely acceptable at these events. You should try to avoid walking up and down while the match is taking place so that you do not disturb any of the spectators. It is best to remain seated until that time between rallies and sets.
Do Some Research
If you are attending the event for the fun of it and don’t have a lot of experience regarding tennis, you should do some research. This way, you will not be completely confused during the matches. Also, you will be able to hold up your end of the conversation during the day.
Follow this guidelines and you will be able to have a great experience at any tennis match that you attend.