Why This Free, Inner-City Racquet Club Is The Ultimate Way To Watch The Tennis This Summer

By Morgan Reardon

Canadian Club Racquet Club Australian Open grassy knoll

No ticket to the AO? No worries. The Canadian Club Racquet Club is the ultimate, non-ticketed (read: free) destination to watch some of the world’s biggest sporting legends hit the courts—and the best seats in the house have been saved for you. Just look out for the eye-catching, royal-blue-and-white-cladded pop-up venue boasting epic views of the AO precinct and you’ll know you’ve found the spot. 

Dig out your fave linen ensemble and gather your crew because we’ve found the perfect place to have a sip sesh in the sunshine and catch the action at the Australian Open—and it’s all thanks to the legends at Canadian Club. Running from 16–29 January 2023, the Canadian Club Racquet Club is where you’ll want to soak up the Aus Open action this summer.

Perched on the Australian Open Hilltop (Birrarung Marr), the Canadian Club Racquet Club marks Canadian Club’s 9th year of partnership with the A-list tennis tournament—and it's celebrating in serious style. To help you beat the scorching summer heat, there'll also be increased shade and misting to keep you feeling cool in the sunshine. 

Aside from the nail-biting tennis action, you can vibe out to live DJ sets with your mates in the sunshine as you tuck into drool-worthy eats from an array of epic local food trucks including Taco Truck and Beatbox Burgers. Wanna know the best part? It's the truly stellar menu of refreshing drinks. Forget your standard lukewarm beer, at the Canadian Club Racquet Club you can cool down with a crisp CC & Dry with fresh lime—how good. With the tasty tipple on tap, you can rest assured the CC Racquet Club will keep your thirst at bay, all day long. Pro tip: make sure you try Canadian Club’s newest bev, CC Soda & Lime—we reckon it’s summer in a can. 

Grab a drink and sink into a plush blue bean bag and watch the matches unfold on the big screen or snag one of their many picnic tables, ideal for whiling away the day with eats, sips and unmissable tennis—it’s what dreamy summer days are made of. 

Book in some annual leave and spend the day at the CC Racquet Club, organise the ultimate weekend out with your mates, or pop in for a post-work tipple and tennis action—trust us, one visit to the Canadian Club Racquet Club simply isn’t enough. And, make sure you swing by for the launch party kicking off from 6pm, 16 January to catch a live performance from Alice Ivy—huge.

What: Canadian Club Racquet Club at the Australian Open

When:  16–29 January 2023, Mon-Sun from 12pm until end of play

Where: Australian Open Hilltop (Birrarung Marr)

Cost: Free

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by Canadian Club and proudly endorsed by Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

Images: Supplied.

Get our top stories direct to your inbox.

Get our top stories direct to your inbox.