Watch as Pros Battle it Out for the $25K Prize During the Wichita Tennis Open
World-class tennis right here in Kansas? You betcha! The 2022 Wichita Tennis Open is coming up June 13-26 at the Wichita State University Tennis Complex, and it’s a tournament tennis fans of all ages won’t want to miss. Watch as rising stars and established pros battle it out for the top prize of $25,000!
Keep reading for some of the highlights of the upcoming tournament.
The Open kicks off June 12 with the Men’s Qualifier matches. It’s a great chance to watch these highly skilled players battle for a chance to qualify for the main event. The Men’s events will run through June 19, which is also when the Women’s Qualifiers start. Women’s matches continue each day through “Championship Sunday,” June 26.
All matches are free to watch and open to the public.
The following day is the Opening Party, where attendees can mingle with the pros and other tennis fans while enjoying dinner, as well as wine, beer, and live music. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open to all who want to attend; however, a $100 donation per person is required. You can make your donation securely by visiting https://www.wichitatennisopen.com/ball-kids.
Wheelchair Tennis Exhibition
Did you know that Wichita is home to some of the most elite wheelchair tennis players in the country? It’s true–and you’ll be able to watch them play Thursday, June 16, between the evening session matches. The evening session usually kicks off around 6 p.m., so plan to be at the tennis complex near that time so you don’t miss this incredible tennis exhibition.
Night at the Open
On Friday, June 17, attendees will be treated to FREE hot dogs and hamburgers ahead of the evening session matches. Stop by before 5:30 p.m. to enjoy some freshly grilled grub as you watch action-packed tennis matches. There’s no better way to spend a Friday night!
Community Kids’ Day
Bring your kiddos to the tennis complex for the Community Kids’ Day sponsored by the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation on Friday, June 24. From 4-6 p.m., Wichita State University Head Tennis Coach Colin Foster will lead the children in activities and drills meant to inspire the next generation of tennis players. Food and drink will be provided right after Kids’ Day wraps up. Visit https://www.wichitatennisopen.com/kids-day to learn more.
Want More Info?
To learn more about the Wichita Tennis Open, as well as to view a full schedule of events, please visit https://www.wichitatennisopen.com.