Volunteers and ball crew members needed for the 2024 Credit One Charleston Open

January 10, 2024

Charleston’s professional tennis tournament actively recruiting volunteers and ball crew members for the spring event

The Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only tennis tournament in North America, is accepting volunteer and ball crew applications for the upcoming event. The WTA 500 tournament will return March 30 – April 7, 2024 in the Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The Charleston Open annually welcomes the world’s best women’s tennis players to the Lowcountry and more than 90,000 attendees. The 2024 player field already includes several top-ranked players with commitments from Jessica Pegula, Maria Sakkari and 2023 champion Ons Jabeur, among others.

The tournament is actively recruiting 350 volunteers as well as 100 ball crew members for the 2024 event. Volunteers can apply to assist in various areas of the tournament including court ushers, court maintenance, airport ambassadors, guest services, tournament ambassadors, horticulture, IT, media center, player services and the volunteer cafe. Ball crew members are part of the on-court action and help aid match play by retrieving wayward tennis balls and providing assistance to players on-court.

“Our volunteers play an integral role in the tournament’s success. Their invaluable contributions help us transform the tournament into an engaging and welcoming atmosphere for players and spectators alike,” said Bob Moran, Tournament Director of the Credit One Charleston Open and President of Beemok Sports & Entertainment. “Participating as a tournament volunteer offers a unique lens into the behind-the-scenes operations of large-scale events, and we are committed to providing an enriching and positive experience for the generous individuals in our community who donate their time.”

As part of an incentive to volunteer, participation includes tickets to watch world-class tennis, meal allowances and tournament apparel. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of six shifts. Training and orientation sessions are also required prior to the event.                                                      

A ball crew member must be at least 11 years old (with tennis experience) or 12 years old without ample tennis experience. Training sessions are required to ensure each ball crew members are tournament ready.

To learn more and submit a volunteer application, visit https://www.creditonecharlestonopen.com/volunteer/

To learn more and submit a ball crew application, visit https://www.creditonecharlestonopen.com/ball-crew/

For additional information, please email Jo Cooper, Credit One Charleston Open Volunteer Manager, at [email protected].

About the Credit One Charleston Open

The Credit One Charleston Open is North America’s largest women’s-only tennis tournament. The event, formerly known as the Volvo Car Open, moved to Charleston, S.C., in 2001 from Hilton Head Island, S.C., and celebrated its 50th year in 2022. The Credit One Charleston Open traditionally welcomes more than 90,000 spectators each year. The tournament showcases a singles draw of 48 players, a qualifying draw of 24 players, and a doubles draw of 16 players. In conjunction with Tennis Channel and WTA Media, the Credit One Charleston Open is showcased from the first ball struck in main draw competition to the last ball played in finals, throughout the U.S. and 174 international partners. The tournament receives more than 100 hours of tennis coverage, broadcast live from Charleston across the globe to millions of fans. The tournament is operated by Charleston Tennis, LLC. For more information on the Credit One Charleston Open, visit creditonecharlestonopen.com, call (843) 856-7900, email [email protected], Facebook (Credit One Charleston Open), Twitter (@CharlestonOpen) or Instagram (@CreditOneCharlestonOpen).

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