Wichita Tennis Open Draws ITF Pros, Lots of Fans for Two Weeks of Tennis Fun
The Wichita State University Sheldon Coleman Tennis Complex was a tennis fan’s dream during the 2022 Wichita Tennis Open, which took place June 12-26. Men’s and women’s rising tennis stars and professional players from across the globe battled it out for a $25,000 prize in their respective divisions, and there were plenty of tennis-related activities for the fans in attendance to enjoy throughout the tournament. What’s not to love?
The tournament kicked things off with an Opening Party, where tennis fans could meet the pros and other players while enjoying a delicious dinner and libations. A great time was had by all in attendance, and it was a great way to help get the tournament underway.
Next, of course, came the matches–and there were a lot of them! All matches were free and open to the public, which helped entice an exciting amount of fans to attend and cheer on their favorite players. Both men’s and women’s singles and doubles matches were incredibly competitive and entertaining, and each player gave their all as they played to reach the top of the podium.
Please join us in congratulating the following players on their tremendous wins (and for winning that coveted prize money!):
Singles: Clement Chidekh (FRA)
Doubles: Yu Hsiou Hsu (TPE) and Yuta Shimizu (JPN)
Singles: Elli Mandlik (USA)
- Doubles: Allura and Maribella Zamarripa (USA)
In addition to world-class tennis, the Wichita Tennis Open hosted a fabulous fashion show, an awesome wheelchair tennis demonstration, a cardio tennis program, and the Maureen Connelly Brinker Tennis Foundation of Kansas and USTA Net Generation Kids’ Day events throughout the two-week run. It really was fun for the whole family!
Tournament Director–and professional wheelchair tennis legend–Nick Taylor felt proud of the level of play presented at the tournament, and looks forward to the future of the event. “It was great to have the Wichita Tennis Open back in full swing this year,” said Taylor. “Adding the women’s tournament was a huge success, and we look forward to hosting both events again next year.”
USTA Kansas would like to thank the players, coaches, volunteers, and tournament personnel for putting on such an amazing event and for making it a tournament to remember. We look forward to watching the competition unfold at next year’s tournament!