Tournament upgrades include expanded food and beverage offerings, special events, interactive fan entertainment and paddle sports activities
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, continues to invest in its fan experience, food and beverage offerings and off-court activities for attendees. The WTA 500 tournament will return March 30 – April 7, 2024 in the Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The player field already includes several top-ranked players with commitments from Jessica Pegula, Maria Sakkari, 2023 champion Ons Jabeur and Charleston locals World No. 23 Emma Navarro and Shelby Rogers.
In addition to world-class tennis, the event will offer tournament-goers off-court experiences throughout the nine-day event including a new pickleball and padel experience, elevated dining options from Sorelle, 167 Raw and The Charleston Grill, live music, talk shows and more. The Credit One Charleston Open’s Fan Hub is the official resource for all of the exciting happenings to see and do on-site.
“The Credit One Charleston Open isn’t just a tennis tournament, it’s a unique experience in Charleston and a connection point for fans of all ages,” said Bob Moran, President of Beemok Sports & Entertainment. “We believe that investing in fan engagement on-site is absolutely essential. Our aim is to elevate our attendee’s experience, grow the game of tennis, and introduce it to new audiences. We’re committed to bringing an interactive and exciting atmosphere to life because at the end of the day, it’s all about creating memories, having fun and developing a passion for tennis at our tournament.”
The tournament has also made its on-site experience more fan-friendly with featured practice courts, more options to view and experience tennis and paddle sports around the grounds, a robust “Credit One Stadium” app and more memorable moments throughout, including the addition of three new tournament ambassadors to join former Grand Slam champion Tracy Austin. Olympic Gold Medalist Monica Puig, three-time WTA champion Alison Riske and 2021 Australian Open finalist Jennifer Brady have been named Credit One Charleston Open ambassadors and will host special events, interactive programming and daily talk shows with fellow WTA players.
The Credit One Charleston Open will be home to several new dining destinations on-site. At COCO Row, attendees will experience a variety of flavors including Daniel Island favorite Mpishi, seafood offerings from 167 Raw, healthy bites from Verde and Playa Bowls, authentic slices from Orlando’s Pizza and refreshments from Lowcountry Lemonade.
The Beemok Hospitality Collection (BHC) Bistro will showcase the culinary delights from renowned Charleston establishments Sorelle, Charleston Grill, Meeting at Market and The Palmetto Cafe, bringing the downtown dining experience to the tournament. In addition, the New Realm Bar will feature sips from Charleston with local craft seasonal beers on tap.
Stop by Rally and Refresh to grab a “Paddle Paloma” featuring Patron tequila, select a pickle-themed snack and learn your hand at pickleball, padel or tennis.
The picturesque Oaks Deck will feature a full-service cocktail bar, on a newly constructed entertainment deck, as well as sparkling wines from Domaine Chandon. Kim Crawford Bar will serve rosé and sauvignon blanc wines and frosé. In addition, destinations serving Möet, Grey Goose, Michelob Ultra, Cutwater, Nütrl, Patron and the tournament’s signature cocktail “The First Serve” will be found around the grounds.
The First Serve Plaza, located directly behind the front gate, will be the first stop for top-shelf Bloody Marys and mimosas, as well as coffee and breakfast bites from Daddy’s Breakfast & Espresso food truck.
Club Court Café, located next to Althea Gibson Club Court and powered by Volvo, will be home to Chick-Fil-A, Village Juice & Kitchen Company and Urban Alchemy.
A Food Truck village on-site will feature popular local fare from Life Raft Treats, Mr. Poppers Popcorn, Motley Chew, Bangin’ Vegan Eats, Kona Ice, Mama Dot’s and King of Pops. And, classic sporting fare will be served inside the Credit One Stadium with a few new twists, like the Charleston Dog, an all beef frank served with bacon jam, sliced tomato, okra, b&b pickles, onions and spicy mustard.
The DXC Technology series will blend sportsmanship, culinary delights and inspirational stories of women in leadership. Hosted daily, players will take center stage learning hands-on from the tournament’s gastronomy talents – from learning how to roll sushi to perfecting an acai bowl – in this interactive series.
Back by popular demand, Har-Tru “Play On After Dark” will return on Thursday, April 6. This free high-energy special event features glow-in-the-dark tennis games in a one-of-a-kind experience. Space is limited and registration is required.
Tournament partners Volvo, Motorola, Dunlop, Southern Tide and Har-Tru will feature on-site experiences for fans to play games, pose for photos, experience new products, shop and meet players. Credit One Bank will also bring back its popular “Selfie with the Stars”, the virtual photo booth experience where attendees can pose for photos with players from the Charleston field.
Tickets for the 2024 tournament can be purchased online at creditonecharlestonopen.com or by calling (843) 856-7900. When purchasing tickets for the 2023 Credit One Charleston Open, patrons can choose from single session tickets from Saturday, March 30 – Sunday, April 7. All tournament packages have officially sold out for the 2024 tournament, including 100 and 200 level packages.
For additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Credit One Charleston Open, visit creditonecharlestonopen.com or call 843-856-7900.