HAWAII OPEN – RETURING FALL 2021!
Dates and Venue: To Be Announced
Due to the worldwide pandemic, we have been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Hawaii Open, originally scheduled for December 18-20, 2020. The health and safety of our fans, professional tennis players, volunteers, staff, and countless others who make the Hawaii Open possible is our top priority. Please know that we remain committed to bringing professional tennis to Hawaii for years to come.
The Hawaii Open will return to the Aloha State in the fall of 2021. Please stay tuned for details as they become available.
About the Hawaii Open:
Now in its fifth year, the Hawaii Open began as a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) 125K Series Event. Thanks to the strong support of the community in Hawaii and beyond, the tournament added a men’s singles tournament for the first time in 2018. The Hawaii Open currently serves as an internationally televised event to kick off the new tournament season, bringing together the Hawaiian community and attracting fans from around the world to celebrate great tennis.
The 2019 Hawaii Open presented by Ward Village and Hawaii Tourism was a three-day professional tennis tournament held December 26-28, 2019, at the Stan Sheriff Center in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 2019, the tournament included top-ranked tennis talent from the ATP and WTA tours, with five male and five female players. In a thrilling men’s final, Sam Querrey defeated rising-star Brandon Nakashima 6-4, 6-7, 13-11. After a withdrawal from Angelique Kerber, Danielle Collins captured the women’s title. This resulted in the tournament adding a surprise Mixed Doubles match, which quickly became one of the most fun matches we have hosted in Hawaii. The competition was a fan favorite and went all the way to a 3 set tiebreak with Harrison and Collins defeating Querrey and Wickmayer. Due to the outpouring of positive comments from the Mixed Doubles match, you can bet that mixed doubles will return!
The Hawaii Open is broadcast LIVE on Tennis Channel in North America and on many networks around the world.
Format: Three rounds of single-elimination matches played over three days in a best two-out-of-three set format. Third sets will be played as a tie break with the first to 10 points declared the winner. Unique to the Hawaii Open, player coaches will be mic’ed up, seated on-court, and fully permitted to coach during matches.
Owned and operated by Ben and Kyla Goldsmith with Pro Tennis Group, LLC, the Hawaii Open showcases some of the world’s top tennis players for three days of high energy match play. Passionate about tennis and community building, Tournament Director Ben Goldsmith wanted to bring high-profile players to the beautiful island of Oahu. CEO and CFO Kyla Goldsmith strives to create an inclusive event for the local community that also attracts visitors from around the world to appreciate both the Hawaii Open and its incredible setting and culture.