Reciprocal Club: Sydney

Flip the seasons

Sydney is beautiful year-round—especially right now

By Amanda Brynn, Director Member Services

The Tattersalls Club, located just off Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia, has tagged itself as a “club of consequence.” WAC members trekking Down Under will likely agree—or at least greatly enjoy their visit to this 160-year-old establishment on the edge of the continent’s oldest park.

Tattersalls was founded in 1858 on many of the same principles as the Washington Athletic Club and focuses on connecting members through community, sport, and personal well-being. The club houses a 25-meter indoor pool, a well-stocked gym, and a championship squash court. It’s also home to the Tattersalls Boardriders, a surfing club that meets regularly at local beaches.

The club overlooks the gorgeous grounds of Hyde Park, a must-see for anyone making their first trip to the Harbour City. The club is also just a 20-minute stroll from the Sydney Opera House. Despite Australia’s reputation for scorching temperatures, Sydney itself averages between 60 and 80 degrees year-round, making it a perfect getaway anytime—and particularly pleasant during Seattle’s winter.

As an added bonus, tennis fans can extend their Australian holiday with a trip to Melbourne for the Australian Open, this year set for January 20–February 2. What’s not to love?!

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As published in the January/February 2020 issue of WAC Magazine

—Posted December 20, 2019

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