The Ultimate Guide to Travelling to Professional Tennis Events in 2018: The January through June Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Travelling to Professional Tennis Events in 2018: The January through June Edition

by Kristin October 24, 2017 1 Comment

If you’re a tennis fan, traveling to watch professional tennis live is an incredible experience. The pace of the game, pure striking of the ball and the raw athleticism is awe-inspiring. 2017 was one of the most entertaining years for both the ATP and WTA Tours in recent memory: Federer and Nadal (somewhat unexpectedly) won all four Grand Slams making the ATP tour the #fedal show, Maria Sharapova came back with a vengeance after her suspension, The Laver Cup was launched (and certainly lived up to the hype) and Serena Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant. If the drama, triumphant moments and dynamic rivalries of the past year have inspired you to travel to events in 2018, we’ve created the ideal resource for you.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of all the big tournaments from January to June with trip planning links telling you where to buy tickets, where to stay, where to eat and explore and a list of local courts if you’re planning on playing tennis yourself. Our research indicated that some of the events are already close to selling out, so it’s advisable to pull the trigger on bookings as soon as possible.

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JANUARY

Brisbane International presented by Suncorp
Brisbane, Australia
January 1-8, 2018

Brisbane International Tennis Tournament

Event Details
Category: ATP 250 // WTA Premier
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 28 // Doubles 16  

Defending Champions
Singles: Grigor Dimitrov // Karolina Pliskova
Doubles: Thanasi Kokkinakis + Jordan Thompson // Bethanie Mattek-Sands + Sania Mirza

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Brisbane Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Which airport to fly into for the Brisbane International Tennis Event 
  • Great places to eat near Brisbane International Tennis Tournament 
  • Things to do/see near the Brisbane International Tennis Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Brisbane International ATP / WTA Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Brisbane International

Qatar ExxonMobil Open
Doha, Qatar
January 2-7, 2018

Qatar ExxonMobil Open

Event Details
Category: ATP 250
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Novak Djokovic
Doubles: Jeremy Chardy + Fabrice Martin

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Doha Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Which airport to fly into for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open
  • Great places to eat near the Qatar ExxonMobil Tennis Tournament
  • Things to do/see near the Doha ATP Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Qatar ExxonMobil ATP event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Doha Pro Tennis Tournament Site


ASB Classic
Auckland, New Zealand
January 1-13, 2018

ASB Classic Pro Tennis Tournament

 

Event Details
Category: ATP 250 // WTA Premier
Surface: Hard
Draw size: Singles 28 //  Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Jack Sock // Lauren Davis
Doubles: Marcin Matkowski + Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi // Kiki Bertens + Johanna Larsson

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the ASB Classic Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the ASB Classic Tournament in Auckland
  • Great places to eat near the Auckland Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Things to do/see near the ASB Classic Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the ASB Classic ATP / WTA event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the ASB Classic Pro Tennis Tournament site

Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
January 15-28, 2018

Australian Open Tennis Tournament

Event Details
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 128 // Doubles 64

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer // Serena Williams
Doubles: Henri Kontinen + John Peers // Bethanie Mattek-Sands + Lucie Šafářová // Abigail Spears + Juan Sebastián Cabal

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Australian Open  
  • Which airport to fly into for the Australian Open Grand Slam
  • Great places to eat near Melbourne Park
  • Things to do/see near the Australian Open Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Australian Open
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Australian Open

FEBRUARY

ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament
Rotterdam, Netherlands
February 2-19, 2018

ABN Amro ATP Tournament

 
Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Jo-Wilfred Tsonga
Doubles: Ivan Dodig + Marcel Granollers

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the ABN Amro ATP Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Rotterdam ATP Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the ABN Amro Pro Tournament in Rotterdam
  • Things to do/see near the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the ABN Amro ATP Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament

Rio Open Presented by Claro
Rio De Janerio, Brazil
February 20-26, 2018

Rio Open ATP Tournament

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Dominic Thiem  
Doubles: Pablo Cuevas +Pablo Carreno Busta

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Rio Open ATP Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Rio Open Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Rio Open
  • Things to do/see near the Rio Open Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Rio Open ATP Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Rio Open Tennis Tournament

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Dubai, U.A.E.
February 19 - March 3, 2018

Dubai Duty Free Pro Tennis Tournament

Event Details
Category: ATP 500 // WTA Premier 5
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Andy Murray // Elina Svitolina
Doubles:  Jean-Julien Rojer +  Horia Tecău // Ekaterina Makarova + Elena Vesnina

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
  • Which airport to fly into for the Dubai Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Dubai ATP / WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Dubai ATP Event
  • Check out local tennis clubs near the Dubai Pro Tennis Tournament


Abireto Mexicano Telcel
Acapulco, Mexico
February 26 - March 3, 2018

Acapulco Pro Tennis Tournament

Event Details
Category: ATP 500 // WTA International
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 //  Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Sam Querry // Lesia Tsurenko
Doubles: Jamie Murray + Bruno Soares // Anastasia Rodionova + Darija Jurak

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Abireto Mexicano Telcel Tennis Championships
  • Which airport to fly into for the Acapulco Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Acapulco ATP / WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Acapulco Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Acapulco ATP / WTA Event
  • Play at local tennis courts near the Acapulco Pro Tennis Tournament


MARCH

BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, California
March 5-18, 2018

Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament


Event Details
Category: ATP 1000 // Premier Mandatory
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 96 // Doubles 32

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer // Elena Vesnina
Doubles: Raven Klaasen + Rajeev Ram // Martina Hingis + Chan Yung-jan

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the BNP Paribas Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Indian Wells ATP / WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Indian Wells Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the BNP Paribas ATP / WTA Event
  • Play at local tennis courts near the Indian Wells Pro Tennis Tournament

Miami Open
Miami, Florida
March 19 - April 1, 2018

Miami Open

Event Details
Category: ATP 1000 // Premier Mandatory
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 96 // Doubles 32

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer // Johanna Konta
Doubles: Lukasz Kubot + Marcelo Melo //  Xu Yifan + Gabriela Dabrowski

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Miami Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the Miami Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Key Biscayne ATP / WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Miami Open Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Miami ATP / WTA event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Miami Pro Tennis Tournament

APRIL

Monte Carlo Rolex Masters
Monte Carlo, Monaco
April 16 - 23, 2018

Monte Carlo Rolex Masters


Event Details
Category: ATP 1000
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Rafa Nadal
Doubles: Rohan Bopanna + Pablo Cuevas

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Monte Carlo Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Monte Carlo Masters Series Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Monte Carlo ATP Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Monte Carlo Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Monaco ATP Event
  • Play at local tennis courts near the Monte Carlo Pro Tennis Tournament

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell
Barcelona, Spain
April 24 - 30, 2018

Barcelona Open Pro Tennis Tournament

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 48 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Rafa Nadal
Doubles: Florin Mergea + Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Barcelona Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Barcelona Masters Series Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Barcelona ATP Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Barcelona Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Barcelona ATP Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Barcelona Pro Tennis Tournament

MAY

Mutua Madrid Open
Madrid, Spain
May 4 -13, 2018

Mutua Madrid Open


Event Details

Category: ATP 1000 // WTA Premier Mandatory
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Rafa Nadal // Simona Halep
Doubles: Lukasz Kubot + Marcelo Melo // Martina Hingis + Chan Yung-jan

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Madrid Masters Series Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Madrid ATP / WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Madrid Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Mutua Madrid ATP / WTA Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Madrid Pro Tennis Tournament

Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Rome, Italy
May 7 - 20, 2018

Italian Open

Event Details
Category: ATP 1000 // WTA Premier 5
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Alexander Zverev // Elina Svitolina
Doubles: Pierre-Hugues + Herbert Nicolas Mahut // Martina Hingis + Chan Yung-jan

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Italian Open Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Rome Masters Series Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Rome ATP / WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Rome Pro Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Italian Open ATP / WTA Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Rome Pro Tennis Tournament

Roland Garros
Paris, France
May 22 - June 11, 2018

Roland Garros

Event Details
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 128 // Doubles 64

Defending Champions
Singles: Rafa Nadal // Jeļena Ostapenko
Doubles: Ryan Harrison + Michael Venus // Lucie Šafářová + Bethanie Mattek-Sands // Rohan Bopanna + Gabriela Dabrowski

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the French Open Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the French Open Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Roland Garros Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Roland Garros Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the French Open Grand Slam Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Roland Garros Grand Slam Tennis Tournament

JUNE

Aegon Championships
London, UK
June 18 - 24, 2018

Queens Club


Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Grass
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Feliciano Lopez
Doubles: Jamie Murray + Bruno Soares

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Aegon Tennis Championships  
  • Which airport to fly into for the Queens Club Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Aegon Championships
  • Things to do/see near the Aegon Championships Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Queens Club ATP Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Aegon Tennis Tournament

Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
June 18 - 24, 2018

Gerry Weber Open

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Grass
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer
Doubles:  Lukasz Kubot + Marcelo Melo

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Halle ATP Tennis Championships  
  • Which airport to fly into for the Gerry Weber ATP Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Gerry Weber Pro Tennis Championships
  • Things to do/see near the Gerry Weber Tennis Championships Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Halle ATP Event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Halle ProTennis Tournament

The July to November 2018 instalment will follow in the coming weeks.

If you’re planning on booking a trip consider upgrading your luggage with a tennis bag from the Epirus collection. Stylish and versatile, the bags are handmade in small batches ensuring exemplary quality. Built for tennis, the collection features bags that work for all racket sports and your active life in general - both on and off the court. If you’re planning on playing tennis whilst traveling, check out our post on flying with rackets.




Kristin Price
Kristin Price

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1 Response

Anne Katzer
Anne Katzer

April 03, 2018

You may want to change the link to where to fly to for the Gerry Weber Open in Halle. You are sending people to another town called Halle (Saale) that is almost 4 hours away from Halle (Westfalen) where the tournament is. There are many more closer airports.

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