The @AustralianOpen is back in town

By Jonno Simpson
Sunday, 18 January 2015

It’s the start of the tennis Grand Slam season with four of the biggest events on the global sporting calendar. And first up is the @AustralianOpen, where fans can get up close and personal on Twitter with some of the best athletes in the world.

With the game’s elite competing in Australia for two weeks of sumptuous sport, the #AusOpen always puts on a treat for tennis fans around the world.

The players are certainly pumped to be back:



The @AustralianOpen is just as glad to have them here:



To keep up to speed with the tournament, start by following @AustralianOpen. They provide amazing access and insights throughout the tournament. Not only will they be sharing all the scores, stats and commentary, their account Tweets videos and photos, and gives you access to your favourite players with daily Twitter takeovers.

To get a taste for what you’ll see, here’s a look at what they did last year:



While the players certainly enjoyed the giant #AusOpen hashtag photoshoot after their Twitter takeover:


Dive into the conversation using the official hashtag: #AusOpen. And now that you’re following @AustralianOpen, check out our Australian Open 2015 list where you can follow players, broadcasters and journalists. You won’t want to miss out on Tweets like these:



If you’re lucky enough to grab a seat at Melbourne Park and catch a match, head down to the Social Shack to discover all things #AusOpen.

The @AustralianOpen is back in town

Images used with permission from @reactive.

This year, the Social Shack will feature a Twitter vending machine. Each day you’ll be able to grab @AustralianOpen and @TwitterAU swag simply by sending a Tweet.

It’s the first time this has been used at a major Australian event, so don’t miss out. You never know what you’ll take home thanks to a single Tweet.

The @AustralianOpen team also introduced a series of #AOselfie stations around Melbourne Park in 2015. These are great spots to take winning photos you can share via Twitter and make your friends jealous of your day at the first Grand Slam of the year.

But good luck getting a better selfie than Aussie up-and-comer @TKokkinakis:

Now you’re all set for the best #AusOpen experience on Twitter. Who do you think will send the ultimate winning Tweet in a few weeks?