About Tennis Australia. As well as promoting tennis and participation, Tennis Australia facilitates player development, stages local and international events and invests in tennis facilities around Australia.
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In 1972 Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club became the permanent home of the Australian Open due to Melbourne attracting the biggest patronage; In 1984, the Lawn Tennis Association of Australia became a company, and then in 1986 began to trade as Tennis Australia (TA) TA is the governing body for the sport of tennis in Australia.
Andre Agassi has won the Australian Open a record four times. The Numbers. For the 2006 Australian Open, 45,000 Wilson tennis balls were used.
In the men's game, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Australia's very own Roy Emerson have won a record 6 titles each. In the women's game, Margaret Court leads the all-time charts with 11 titles.
Tennis had taken firm root in Australia by 1880, and the first Australian Championships were played in 1905. The first national championships in New Zealand were held in 1886. In 1904 the Lawn Tennis Association of Australasia (later of Australia) was founded.
The Australian Open (formerly known as Australian Championship) was first introduced in 1905 and was held in a cricket field. The Australian Open did not have its current title until 1969. Earlier the game was not only played across several cities in Australia but was also played in New Zealand in 1906 and 1912.
The Australian Open was first held in 1905. It was known to as the Australasian Championship until 1927. The name changed to Australian Championships and finally Australian Open in 1969. It is the youngest of all the four Grand Slams, the oldest being Wimbledon (1877) followed by US Open (1881) and French Open (1891).