For more than forty years, the Citi Open tennis tournament has gathered some of the most respected professionals and surprising amateurs on the same courts. One of the first open professional tennis tournaments in the United States, Citi Open has an inspiring competitive structure and annually offers some of the year’s best competition. This summer, the Open will be taking place in Washington D.C. from July 26-August 3.
The stadium where the tournament takes place is in Rock Creek Park, which is part of the National Park Service, and it holds 7,500 seats. While the weather will be hot, the bright sun can be expected to provide perfect weather for this outdoor athletic event. For those looking to enjoy the match under less intense atmospheric conditions, the stadium also holds over 30 air-conditioned suites right by the court.
Impressive pools of male and female athletes are expected to attend the open. On the men’s side of the competition, John Isner and Richard Gasquet are among notable and exciting names that will be competing. On the female side, Eugenie Bouchard and Sloane Stephens are a couple of competitors who have the potential to make waves.
This event is not limited to only tennis. The Citi Open will have several accompanying events including a Chef’s Challenge, where champion Victor Albisu will defend his title in a display of upscale culinary artistry against a rival chef and a time clock. The tournament will also host the USTA 10 & under tennis workshop and a District Trivia Night.
With world class competition, top of the line facilities and accommodations, fun events and activities, the Citi Open appears to be a great week-long event for those who find themselves in and around Washington D.C. at the time. Don’t miss this great annual tournament and social event this summer.