The Australian Open returning to our television screens means one thing to us Sydney-siders: bubbles are back at North Sydney’s sport-friendly outpost The Greens
Once again, the venue will screen all the tennis action live in its open-air courtyard this year, while the Open’s official champagne sponsor, Piper-Heidsieck, will host a themed champagne garden bar. Visitors can enjoy a lobster roll and a glass of Piper-Heidsieck NV for $30, a single glass for $19 or a bottle for $85.
If you want to have a go at playing some tennis yourself, the annual Social Petit Tennis runs from midday to 7pm daily. The Greens’ signature bowling green will be converted to three petit tennis courts overlooking Sydney Harbour, with either casual games or full team matches on offer. Casual play lasts for 90 minutes and includes a fresh glass of Piper-Heidsieck for just $30.
Whatever level of engagement you choose, it’s an idyllic way to embrace the Australian Open itself. There’s even live entertainment in the form of acoustic duos every weekend: from 4-7pm Saturdays and 2-5pm Sundays, and playlists of Australian artists spinning on the stereo throughout.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Piper-Heidsieck.