WTEF is proud to be the owner and beneficiary of the Citi Open (July 27-August 4). Created in 1969, this ATP World Tour 500 & WTA International Tournament is held at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park in northwest Washington, DC. As the tournament's beneficiary, a portion of the proceeds goes to WTEF and is essential in allowing WTEF to continue to serve underprivileged children in Washington, DC.
The event is one of only eleven 500 level tournaments worldwide (the only 500 in the US) and is therefore recognized as one of the top 20 events on the ATP World Tour. In addition, the Tournament is a member of the prestigious Emirates US Open Series, the summer hard-court Tournaments leading up to the U.S. Open Championships. With the addition of an International Level WTA tournament in 2012, the tournament provides fans the chance to see both of the men’s and women’s top tennis stars.
For more information about tickets, volunteering or partnership opportunities please visit www.citiopentennis.com or call 202.721.9500.
LOOK FOR WTEF DURING THE TOURNAMENT!
- WTEF Hall of Fame Presented by Citi: Honoring individuals who have made an impact on the organization are acknowledged during a special on-court ceremony. Honorees from our inaugural year include:
- Donald L. Dell, Group President, Lagardere Unlimited
- John A. Harris, President, Potomac Ventures
- The Hon. Paul Robert Ignatius, Former Secretary of the United States Navy, former President of the Washington Post and the Executive Vice President of the Washington Post Company
- The Hon. Henry Kennedy, Retired Judge, U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
- Peter B. Work, Co-Founder, Partner and Senior Counsel, Crowell & Mooring.
- William H.G. FitzGerald Award: One WTEF Student who has achieved success on and off the tennis court is awarded during the finals trophy presentation.
- Draw Ceremony: WTEF Students participate in selecting the draw for the tournament the day before matches begin.
- Find the WTEF booth to learn about us and to enter for a chance to win suite tickets to the finals!
- Look for WTEF students on court between matches!