Pro Circuit Event Returns to Wichita
Kansas’s lone professional tennis event is returning this summer and it will be as competitive as ever. The Wichita Tennis Open, scheduled from June 7-13, will take place at the Coleman Tennis Complex in Wichita for the sixth time after a year off in 2020.
“It sucked not being able to do the tournament last year,” Nick Taylor, who is co-director of the tournament, said. “We tried to do it in October, but weren’t able to. We’re really excited to be back. This year is going to be good.”
While the tournament will look different this year, there will still be events throughout the week to keep the community involved. Among those events include a triples showcase June 10, and a kid’s day and grill night June 11.
“We’re going to be able to do a lot of the things that we’ve done in the past, we’re just going to have to do them differently,” Taylor said. “Our number one concern is still the safety of everyone involved.”
Due to a shortage of professional events this summer, Taylor expects high-quality competitors in this year’s tournament.
“No. 800 in the world is the cutoff for qualifying this year, when usually that would have been close to making the main draw,” he said.
One thing is for sure: this will be an event that you do not want to miss. For those who cannot attend in person, the weekend matches will be broadcast on RadioTennis.com. For more information, visit the Wichita Tennis Open website.
“We’re going to create the best tournament experience possible,” Taylor said.
Monday, June 7th:
Pro-Am and Opening Party
Tuesday, June 8th:
Main Draw Begins
Singles and doubles matches all day
Wednesday, June 9th:
Main draw continues,
Wheelchair tennis between night matches
Thursday, June 10th:
Main draw matches continue
Friday, June 11th
Main Draw matches, doubles semi-final
Saturday, June 12th
Singles semifinal matches
Sunday, June 13th: