The "War Memorial Drive Tennis Courts" are steeped in history; it is an icon of South Australia. It is now part of "Next Generation Memorial Drive Complex", which includes a gym, spas, pools, sauna and lounge.
The courts are situated at the back of the members area of Adelaide Oval.
Since 1921, it has been the home for the "South Australian Tennis Association".
In 1922 Gerald Patterson won the first South Australian Men's Singles Championships. In 1923 the clubhouse and Northern Grand Stand ( which was a former stand of Adelaide Oval) were erected.
In 1926, Geelong lefthander John Hawks, became the first winner of the Australian Men's Singles title staged there, but he also won the doubles and mixed doubles, in the same year.
The last year the "Australian Open" was held at Memorial Drive was 1967.
Memorial Drive has seen some of Australia's greatest players grace its courts, like Roy Emerson, John Newcombe, Tony Roche and Lleyton Hewitt.
Memorial Drive was the last place in Australia to remove their grass courts and replace them with rebound ace.