Cincinnati Open to Host First Ever Community Day

Jun 27, 2024
Frances Tiafoe fist bumps a young fan

The Cincinnati Open will host its first Community Day on Saturday, August 10, to allow fans early access to the venue before match-play begins.  

Benefiting local charities, the day will be headlined by a special Center Court exhibition featuring four tennis legends. Around the grounds, player practice sessions will take place across all 21 courts throughout the day and a variety of special events will offer attendees unique opportunities to get active and sample the food, drink and atmosphere the Cincinnati Open is known for.

Community Day tickets will range from $10-$50 and will be available for purchase July 10 with proceeds benefitting Cincinnati Children’s. Gates open at 11 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

Community Day Schedule: 

Legends Exhibition at Center Court – 2 p.m.: To help the Cincinnati Open
celebrate turning 125-years-old, four legends of the game will return to the court to
play an exhibition doubles match. The players for this special exhibition will be
announced at a later date.

Player Access: The Cincinnati Open’s WTA and ATP stars will be on court all day for practice sessions. Autograph sessions, special player pop-ups and more will provide additional access to the world’s best tennis players. 

Yoga at Fan Zone – 8 a.m.: Local fitness studio Body Alive will lead this special yoga class in the Fan Zone. Attendees will enjoy light bites and refreshments after the hour-long class and leave with a Cincinnati Open branded yoga kit, including a mat, water bottle and towel. This specially ticketed event costs $75 with proceeds benefitting the Inner-City Tennis Project.  

Workout at Center Court – 9 a.m.: Race Street Athletics will conduct an invigorating HIIT workout class around Center Court. After finishing the workout by running the stadium stairs, attendees will refuel with snacks and the tournament’s signature beer from Sonder. This specially ticketed event costs $50 with proceeds benefitting the Cincinnati Tennis Foundation. 

Taste the Tournament at Top Deck – 11:30 a.m.: Attendees will stroll through the Top Deck, including the brand new “Oasis,” as they sample the food and drink that will be on offer in various premium spaces at the Cincinnati Open. This specially ticketed event costs $100 with proceeds benefitting RIDE Cincinnati. 

Cardio Tennis Classes – 11:30 a.m.: Sweat it out on the court during two all-level cardio tennis classes offered by USTA Midwest. Participants can try their hand at tennis during one of these high-energy, 45-minute classes. This event is specially ticketed with proceeds benefitting the USTA Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation.   

Live Music: A variety of musical acts will perform at both the Kroger Fan Zone Stage and Food Court stage throughout the day, including DJ Jon Jon, Cincy Brass Band, Jameze Latrail, DJ Ebony J and Soul Pocket, to provide an upbeat soundtrack to the Community Day festivities. 

Making of the Draws: Fans can watch as the Cincinnati Open singles draws are made in the Fan Zone with commentary, predictions and insider info from various tennis personalities. 

Sneak Peek of Venue Upgrades: Attendees will get their first look at the upgraded Cincinnati Open venue, highlighted by new seats in Center Court and the P&G Grandstand, new practice courts, the redesigned Top Deck and more.    

New Logo = New Gear: Returning to its original name, the Cincinnati Open, means a new logo and, with it, new branded tournament merchandise which will be available for the first time on Community Day. In addition, there is a line of limited-edition merchandise commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Cincinnati Open.  

Finals Tickets Giveaway: One lucky fan will win two tickets for the Cincinnati Open’s championship matches on August 19 through a ticket sweepstakes. Fans are entered to win by donating five non-perishable food items to the Mason Food Pantry via donation stations outside the North Gate of the tournament site.  

Community Day comes one day before the Cincinnati Open begins with qualifying matches on Sunday, Aug. 11. Main draw matches will start on Monday, Aug. 12, and will continue through the singles finals on Monday, Aug. 19.

Tickets to all sessions of the Cincinnati Open are on sale now here