The Western and Southern Open has officially begun here in Cincinnati!
The 2017 Western and Southern Open is taking place August 12th thru 20th at The Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The tennis tournament was first played in 1899 on what today is Xavier University. The best tennis players from around the country, including Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams, and Rodger Federer, visit the Cincinnati area to compete. Proceeds from the event go to Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Barrett Cancer Center, and Tennis for City Youth.
The Western and Southern Open is proud to be a Masters 1000 event on the ATP World Tour and a Premier 5 WTA women’s event this year. To view the list of players competing, click here.
Lindner Family Tennis Center
The Lindner Family Tennis Center became home to the Cincinnati Masters in 1979 when fear of the Ohio River flooding the original venue forced tournament organizers to search for a new location. The Center includes four permanent tennis stadiums (Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3, and Court 9), making it one of two world tennis venues with more than two permanent stadiums. To view the 2017 Western and Southern Open daily schedule by courts, click here. It also holds media and fan luxury suites, a Player Center that was built in 2010, and recent expansions and upgrades to the grounds, entrance, food courts and exhibits areas. The Lindner Family Tennis Center was named after the family of Carl Lindner, Jr., a former tournament sponsor and Cincinnati native. It is now owned by Tennis for Charity, Inc. For more information and maps of the Western and Southern Open’s venue, click here.
USTA Member Appreciation
Members with a valid USTA member ID can enjoy $4 off per ticket on Monday, August 14th and Thursday, August 17th. The USTA will be thanking members with a great giveaway available at the USTA tent in the retail plaza. Click here to purchase tickets.
Monday, August 14th members of our armed forces and all uniformed civic personnel (police, firefighters, etc.) with a valid ID will receive a half price ticket. This year the Western and Southern Open has partnered with the Easter Seals Operation VETS THRIVE to donate 200 tickets to the Armed Forces Ticket Association, recognize all current and former members of the armed forces during the matches, and perform a Special National Anthem and coin toss.
For a full schedule of 2017 daily events, click here.
Food and Drink
If your looking for a break from the tennis action to grab a bit to eat or a cold drink, The Lindner Family Tennis Center has plenty to offer during the 2017 Western and Southern Open. Food vendors include Cincinnati locals like Prime Cincinnati, Revolution Rotisserie & Bar, Eli’s Sports Bar & Grill, and others. For a full list, click here. Also available are restaurants that call The Lindner Family Tennis Center home including Don Julio Cantina, Michelob Ultra Legends Bar, Moet Champagne Bar, and Rhinegeist Brew Balcony. For a full list of restaurants and this year’s celebrity chef lineup, click here.
The Western and Southern Open features a music lineup throughout the tournament. To view the 2017 schedule and list of performers, visit their website.
Visit the Blue Lizard Family Zone and get your photo taken with Blue the Lizard and enter our social media contests for a chance to win a Blue Lizard prize pack. Enjoy tons of tennis fun for the whole family!
Tickets to this timeless Cincinnati tennis tournament are still available so do not miss out on seeing all the greats in person, click here to visit their website and learn more about the week long event!