Charter a Private Jet to the 2017 Tennis Grand Slams
Each year, the epicenter of the tennis world circumnavigates the globe as the best athletes go head-to-head at the Grand Slam tournaments in Australia, France, the UK and the United States. We’ve put together a guide to the 2017 Grand Slam schedule, where you can buy tickets and plan your arrival in true VIP fashion.
16-29 Jan 2017
Location: Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia
The Australian Open marks the start to the Grand Slam season. Held in the Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, the Australian Open attracts sizable crowds, second only to the attendance at the U.S. Open. The history of the tournament dates back to 1905, when the inaugural Australasian Championship event was held at Melbourne’s Warehouseman Cricket Ground.
11-15 January: Qualifying
16-23 January: First through Fourth Round
24-25 January: Quarterfinals
26-27 January: Semifinals
28-29 January: Finals
In the early days of the tournament, the Australian Open had trouble attracting international players due to Australia’s remote location. Now, you can charter a private jet to Melbourne Airport to land just 22 kilometers from the court. Tickets are available at this link.
22 May-11 Jun 2017
Location: Roland Garros, Paris, France
The French Open is the only Grand Slam tournament played on a clay court, often considered to be the most physically demanding surface in the sport. The tournament originated in 1891 as the members-only French Championships. The French Tennis Federation opened the championship to foreign players in 1925. Now, the tournament is often referred to as “Roland Garros” after the famous French aviator for whom the host stadium is named.
22-26 May: Qualifying
27 May: RG Kids’ Day
28 May-5 June: First through Fourth Round
6-7 June: Quarterfinals
8-9 June: Semifinals
10-11 June: Finals
3-16 July 2017
Location: The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London, England
Often considered to be the most celebrated of all the Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon is an essential event for any tennis fan, fervent or casual. With a history dating back to 1877, Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and the only to be played on grass courts. The first tournament was attended by roughly 200 spectators, all of whom paid one shilling each to watch the final match.
3-10 July: First through Fourth Round
11-12 July: Quarterfinals
13-14 July: Semifinals
15-16 July: Finals
28 August-10 Sep 2017
Location: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Queens, New York, USA
The final Grand Slam of the season, the U.S. Open in New York City sees the highest attendance of all, with nearly 700,000 spectators annually. The tournament first came to life in 1881 as the U.S. National Singles Championship at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. Open is played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, which has hosted the tournament each year since 1978.
28 August-4 September: First through Fourth Round
5-6 September: Quarterfinals
7-8 September: Semifinals
9-10 September: Finals