Western & Southern Open

Inner City Tennis Project

Mar 22, 2023

While delivering great tennis to the world is the main product, the Western & Southern Open's primary mission for decades has been to use the event as a force for good. Over the past decades the tournament has given more than $11 million directly to key community beneficiaries.

The Western & Southern Open is the nation's oldest professional tennis tournament played in its city of origin.

First played in 1899 on the site of current day Xavier University, the Open has been a fixture in the Queen City for more than a century. The champions list reads like a who's who of tennis greats, with more than 100 International Tennis Hall of Famers having played in Cincinnati over the years.

The comprehensive history of professional tennis in Cincinnati is published each year, packed with facts and statistics about the event. This fantastic resource includes a narrative through the years, photographs and complete player information for the event.