New on-site offerings and fan activations heading to the Charleston Open

March 28, 2023

The highly anticipated tournament returns April 1 – 9 on Daniel Island and will offer a wide range of new, off-court experiences for fans to enjoy

The Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, will offer new and expanded on-site experiences, interactive activities, dining and drinking options, special events and more for attendees. The highly anticipated event will return April 1 – 9 in the renovated and modernized Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. Single session tickets are currently available.

The tournament’s preliminary main draw player field features five Grand Slam champions, five of the world’s top 10 players and five former Charleston Open champions. In addition to world-class tennis, the event will offer tournament-goers off-court experiences throughout the nine-day event. The Credit One Charleston Open’s official Fan Hub provides additional information on all of the new and exciting things to see and do on-site.

Fan Experiences

  • MUSC Health Family Weekend, Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 2. Family Weekend features two days of family-friendly activities during the tournament’s qualifying rounds, including two bouncy houses, live music, games, fairy hair, balloon art and more. On behalf of MUSC Health, Family Weekend admission is free for kids 16 and under, and adult tickets are only $10.

  • Fan Zone, Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9. Adults and kids alike are welcome to put their tennis skills to the test at the Interactive Fan Zone, in partnership with USTA South Carolina, with fun games such as the Speed of Serve, Ball Kid and Knock ‘em Down Challenges.

  • Happy Hour with Andrea Petkovic presented by Racquet Magazine and DXC Technology, Monday April 3 – Sunday, April 9. Racquet, a quarterly magazine publication that celebrates the art, ideas, style and culture that surrounds tennis will host daily happy hour talk shows with top tennis talent, coaches and more at the Match Point Bar & Grill. 2014 Charleston Open champion Andrea Petkovic will lead these engaging and interactive conversations.

  • The Draw, Saturday, April 1, 3pm. Fans who attend this event will be the first to know the first-round matchups and path to the 2023 Credit One Charleston Open finals. Two WTA players will be in attendance and available for a photo opportunity at the conclusion of the draw.

  • Live Music, Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9. Expanded live music programming is coming to the grounds this year with multiple acoustic performances happening at both the Match Point Bar & Grill and Charleston’s Living Room deck under the oaks. Local favorites, Lauren Hall, Matt MacKelcan, Dylan Swinson and more will take the stage daily.

  • Pickleball Clinics, Saturday, April 1 – Wednesday, April 5. In Partnership with Short Court Sports, fans are invited to enjoy one of the fastest-growing sports in the US. Staff instructors will provide pickleball clinics for all ages and skill levels. Short Court Sports will be on-site to demonstrate their latest paddles, as well as offer a daily exhibition for all fans to enjoy.

  • Tennis Clinics by LTP Tennis Daniel Island, Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9. Free clinics will be hosted on Court 14 daily by world-class instructors from LTP Tennis. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

  • Live Art with Ted Dimond, Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9. Ted Dimond, a renowned oil painter who has produced portraits of top tennis players throughout his career, will be creating signature live paintings of the Credit One Charleston Open’s field and grounds at Charleston’s Living Room under the oaks.

Dining & Drinking

  • This year, attendees will have endless opportunities to savor the flavors of the South with delectable food and beverage offerings on-site. The tournament has curated a culinary experience that features a mix of seasonal dishes, local favorites, international flavors and stadium classics.

  • First Serve Plaza, Open daily: The First Serve plaza will be serving up top-shelf bloody marys, mimosas, La Colombe coffee and fresh biscuits from Farmhouse Biscuits.

  • Charleston’s Living Room, Open daily: Lounge under the oaks at Charleston’s Living Room, curated by The Charleston Place. Grab a frozen drink or cocktail and build your own charcuterie board featuring Forx Farms Cheese.

  • The First Serve: The tournament’s signature cocktail, The First Serve is back again in 2023. Sip on a refreshing mix of butterfly pea flower-infused vodka, Lowcountry lemonade, and club soda, all garnished with a fresh lemon wheel.

  • Lowcountry Oyster Company: Local favorite, Lowcountry Oyster Co., will join the Charleston Collective in the Grand Lawn dining area, bringing fresh coastal fare to the tournament grounds.


  • Volvo: Volvo Mobile Studio. Located at the First Serve Plaza, explore the new Volvo Mobile Studio and Volvo’s newest vehicle enhancements.

  • Motorola: Motorola Razr Experience. Charge your phone and challenge friends and family to a game of ping pong at the Motorola Razr Experience.

  • Credit One Bank: Pose with the Pros. “Pose with the Pros” at a new virtual interactive photo booth across the grounds.

  • Southern Tide: Pop-up Shop. The coastal-chic themed shop will feature the latest styles from Southern Tide’s Spring 2023 collection.

  • Har-Tru: Activation Court. Chats, selfies, and daily Wingfield AI-based performance tracking demonstrations on the clay.

  • Har-Tru XGLOSIVE Tennis Experience, Friday, April 7. Join in at the Har-Tru Activation Tent for a special tennis glow night featuring music, games and a high-energy electric atmosphere. Space is limited. To register for the fun, visit the Har-Tru court located outside Althea Gibson Club Court.

  • Michelob ULTRA: ULTRA Club. The Michelob ULTRA Club is a great destination for before, between and after matches. Fun photo ops, games, and lounge seating are available for guest enjoyment within the club.

  • MUSC Children’s Health Night, Wednesday, April 5. Supporting MUSC Children’s Health and their efforts to provide pediatric expertise for each and every child, MUSC Children’s Health Night will spotlight the accomplishments and dedication of the hospital on stadium court, while raising awareness for comprehensive children’s healthcare in the community.

The nine-day Credit One Charleston Open showcases a singles draw of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 players and a doubles draw of 16 players. The event traditionally hosts more than 90,000 attendees on Daniel Island.

Charleston Tennis, LLC, which manages Credit One Stadium under a lease from the City of Charleston, recently renovated and modernized the 20-year-old facility. The city-owned venue underwent upgrades to enhance the stadium experience for patrons, performers, tennis players and event management, allowing the venue to attract world-class athletes and talent to Daniel Island.

The Credit One Charleston Open celebrated its 50th year in 2022. The tournament has been a pioneer in women’s professional sports since 1973, paving the path for female tennis players to receive equal recognition, respect and pay in the sport. Originally held on Hilton Head Island, the event moved to Charleston in 2001 and is played on Daniel Island at the LTP Daniel Island tennis center, home to the Credit One Stadium.

Tickets for the 2023 tournament can be purchased online at or by calling (843) 856-7900. When purchasing tickets for the 2023 Credit One Charleston Open, patrons can choose from single session tickets ($25+) from Saturday, April 1 – Sunday, April 9. All tournament packages have officially sold out for the 2023 tournament, including 100 and 200 level packages.

For additional information, please email For more information on the Credit One Charleston Open, visit or call 843-856-7900.