Birds eye view of Arthur Ash Stadium at the US Open

The Ultimate Guide to Travelling to Professional Tennis Events in 2018: The July through November Edition

by Kristin December 04, 2017

If you’re a tennis fan, traveling to watch professional tennis live is an incredible experience. The pace of the game, pure striking of the ball and the raw athleticism is awe-inspiring.

2017 was one of the most entertaining years for both the ATP and WTA Tours in recent memory: Federer and Nadal (somewhat unexpectedly) won all four Grand Slams making the ATP tour the #fedal show, Maria Sharapova came back with a vengeance after her suspension, The Laver Cup was launched (and certainly lived up to the hype) and Serena Williams won the Australian Open while pregnant.

If the drama, triumphant moments and dynamic rivalries of the past year have inspired you to travel to events in 2018, we’ve created the ideal resource for you.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of all the big tournaments from July to November with trip planning links telling you where to buy tickets, where to stay, where to eat and explore and a list of local courts if you’re planning on playing tennis yourself.

Our research indicated that some of the events are already close to selling out, so it’s advisable to pull the trigger on bookings as soon as possible.

Prefer a curated tennis travel experience, where someone else does all the planning and booking? Check out the compelling packages offered by Grand Slam Tennis Tours.


JULY

Wimbledon
London, U.K.
July 2-15, 2018

Wimbledon aka The All England Lawn Tennis Club recommended by Epirus

Event Details
Category: Grand Slam
Surface: Grass
Draw size: Singles 128 // Doubles 64  

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer // Garbine Muguruza
Doubles: Marcelo Melo + Lukasz Kubot //  Ekaterina Makarova + Elena Vesnina


Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for Wimbledon
  • Which airport to fly into to attend Wimbledon 
  • Great places to eat near the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
  • Things to do/see near the AELTC
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for Wimbledon
  • Play on tennis courts near the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club

German Tennis Championships
Hamburg, Germany
July 21-29, 2018

German Open tennis court, Hamburg recommended by Epirus

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Clay
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Leonardo Mayer  
Doubles: Ivan Dodig + Mate Pavic


Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Hamburg Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the German Open
  • Great places to eat near the German Tennis Championships
  • Things to do/see near the the German Open
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for German Open ATP Event
  • Play on tennis courts near the Hamburg ATP Event

Citi Open
Washington, DC
July 28 - August 5, 2018

Citi Open tennis court in Washington recommended by Epirus

Event Details
Category: ATP 500 // WTA International
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 48 //  Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Alexander Zverev // Ekaterina Makarova
Doubles: Henri Kontinen + John Peers // Shuko Aoyama +Renata Voráčová


Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Citi Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the Citi Open
  • Great places to eat near Citi Open Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Things to do/see near the Citi Open
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Citi Open
  • Play tennis near the Citi Open Pro Tennis Tournament

AUGUST

Rogers Cup
Toronto, Canada
August 4-12, 2018

Rogers Cup tennis court in Toronto Canada recommended by Epirus

Event Details
Category: ATP 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Alexander Zverev
Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert + Nicolas Mahut


Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Rogers Cup
  • Which airport to fly into for the Rogers Cup in Toronto
  • Great places to eat near the Rogers Cup ATP Tournament Venue
  • Things to do/see near the Rogers Cup
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Rogers Cup in Toronto
  • Play tennis on local courts near the Rogers Cup

Coupe Rogers
Montreal, Canada
August 3-12, 2018

Coupe Rogers tennis court in Montreal Canada - recommended by Epirus

Event Details
Category: WTA Premier 5
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Elina Svitolina
Doubles: Ekaterina Makarova + Elena Vesnina

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the WTA Coupe Rogers
  • Which airport to fly into for the Coupe Rogers Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Coupe Rogers Tournament Venue
  • Things to do/see near the Coupe Rogers WTA Event
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Coupe Rogers Tournament
  • Play tennis on courts near the WTA Coupe Rogers

Western & Southern Open
Mason, Ohio
August 11-19, 2018

Western and Southern Open tennis court in Mason Ohio - Epirus travel guide

Event Details
Category: ATP 1000 // WTA Premier 5
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Grigor Dimitrov // Garbine Muguruza  
Doubles: Pierre-Hugues Herbert + Nicolas Mahut // Martina Hingis + Chan Yung-jan

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Western & Southern Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the Cincinnati Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Great places to eat near the Western & Southern Open
  • Things to do/see near the Cincinnati Pro Tennis Event  
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Western & Southern Open  
  • Play at local tennis courts near the Western & Southern Open

US Open
New York City, NY
August 28 - September 10, 2018

Arthur Ashe tennis court at The US Open - Epirus travel guide

Event Details
Category: Grand Slam 
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 128 // Doubles 64

Defending Champions
Singles: Rafa Nadal // Sloane Stephens
Doubles: Jean-Julien Rojer +  Horia Tecău // Martina Hingis + Jamie Murray // Chan Yung-jan + Martina Hingis

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the US Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the US Open
  • Great places to eat near Flushing Meadows  
  • Things to do/see near the US Open Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the US Open
  • Play tennis on courts near the US Open

SEPTEMBER

Laver Cup
Chicago, USA
September 21-23, 2018

Event Details
Category: Europe vs. World Team Competition
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: 6 players per team

Defending Champions
Team Europe: Bjorn Borg (Coach) // Roger Federer // Rafa Nadal // Alexander Zverev // Marin Cilic // Dominic Thiem // Tomas Berdych

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Laver Cup
  • Which airport to fly into for the Laver Cup
  • Great places to eat near the Laver Cup Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Laver Cup Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Laver Cup
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Laver Cup

Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open
Wuhan, China
September 24-30, 2018

Wuhan WTA Tournament tennis stadium - Epirus 2018 travel guide

Event Details
Category: WTA Premier 5
Surface: Hard
Draw size: Singles 56 //  Doubles 28

Defending Champions
Singles: Carolina Garcia
Doubles: Martina Hingis + Yung-Jan Chan

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the WTA Pro Tennis Tournament in Wuhan
  • Great places to eat near the WTA China Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open Tournament venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Wuhan WTA event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Tennis Tournament

China Open
Beijing, China
September 24 - October 8, 2018

China Open tennis stadium in Beijing -Epirus 2018 travel guide

Event Details
Category: ATP 500 // WTA Premier
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 //  Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Rafa Nadal // Caroline Garcia
Doubles: Henri Kontinen + John Peers // Chan Yung-jan + Martina Hingis

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the China Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the Beijing Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the China Open Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the China Open Tournament venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the China Open ATP / WTA event
  • Play on local tennis courts near the China Open Pro Tennis Tournament

Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships
Tokyo, Japan
October 2-8, 2018

Rautken Open tennis stadium in Tokyo Japan - Featured in Epirus travel guide

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: David Goffin
Doubles: Ben Mclachlan + Yasutaka Uchiyama

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Japan Open
  • Which airport to fly into for the Japan Open in Tokyo
  • Great places to eat near the Japan Open Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Japan Open Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Japan Open ATP / Event
  • Play tennis on courts near the Japan Open Pro Tennis Tournament

Shanghai Rolex Masters
Shanghai, China
October 8-15, 2018

Shanghai Rolex Masters stadium - Featured in Epirus tennis travel guide

Event Details
Category: ATP 1000 
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 56 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer
Doubles: Henri Kontinen + John Peers

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Shanghai Rolex Masters
  • Which airport to fly into for the Shanghai Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Shanghai ATP Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Shanghai Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Shanghai Rolex Masters
  • Play tennis at courts near the Shanghai Pro Tennis Tournament

BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore
Singapore
October 22-29, 2018

WTA Tour Finals tennis stadium in Singapore - Featured in Epirus travel guide 2018

Event Details
Category: WTA Tour Finals 
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 8 // Doubles 8

Defending Champions
Singles: Caroline Wozniacki
Doubles: Timea Babos + Andrea Hlavackova

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Singapore WTA Tour Finals
  • Which airport to fly into for the Singapore Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Singapore WTA Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the WTA Tour Finals Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the WTA Tour Finals
  • Play tennis at courts near the Singapore WTA Finals

Erste Bank Open 500
Vienna, Austria
October 23-29, 2018

Epirus 2017 Tennis Travel Guide: Erste Bank Open in Vienna Austria

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Lucas Pouille
Doubles: Rohan Bopanna + Pablo Cuevas

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Vienna Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Erste Bank Open Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Vienna ATP Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Erste Bank Open Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Vienna ATP Event
  • Play tennis at courts near the Vienna Pro Tennis Tournament

Swiss Indoors Basel
Basel, Switzerland
October 20 - 28, 2018

Epirus London's 2017 Tennis Travel Guide: Basel Swiss Open

Event Details
Category: ATP 500
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 32 // Doubles 16

Defending Champions
Singles: Roger Federer
Doubles: Ivan Dodig + Marcel Granollers

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Basel Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Swiss Indoors Pro Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Basel ATP Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Barcelona Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Swiss Indoors ATP Event
  • Play tennis on courts near the Basel Pro Tennis Tournament

Rolex Paris Masters
Paris, France
October 30 - November 5, 2018

Epirus London's 2017 Tennis Travel Guide: Rolex Paris Masters

Event Details
Category: ATP 1000
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 48 // Doubles 24

Defending Champions
Singles:
Doubles:

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Paris Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Paris ATP Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Paris Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Paris Indoors Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Paris Rolex ATP Event
  • Play tennis on courts near the Paris Indoors Pro Tennis Tournament

NOVEMBER

Next Gen ATP Finals
Milan, Italy
November 7-11, 2018

Epirus London's 2017 Tennis Travel Guide: ATP Next Gen Finals

Event Details
Category: ATP Tour Finals
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: 8 players 

Defending Champion: Hyeon Chung

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the Next Gen ATP Tennis Tournament
  • Which airport to fly into for the Next Gen Tennis Tournament
  • Great places to eat near the Milan ATP Pro Tennis Tournament  
  • Things to do/see near the Milan Pro Tennis Tournament Venue
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the Next Gen ATP Event
  • Play tennis on courts near the Next Gen ATP Tennis Tournament

Nitto ATP Finals
London, U.K.
November 12 - 19, 2018

Epirus London's 2018 Tennis Travel Guide: ATP Tour Finals

Event Details
Category: ATP Tour Finals
Surface: Indoor Hard
Draw size: Singles 8 // Doubles 8

Defending Champions
Singles: Grigor Dimitrov
Doubles: Henri Kontinen + John Peers

Plan your trip

  • Where to buy tickets for the ATP Tour Finals
  • Which airport to fly into for the ATP Year End Championships
  • Great places to eat near the ATP Tour Finals
  • Things to do/see near the ATP Tour Finals in London
  • Where to stay (hotels, B&Bs) for the ATP Tour Championships
  • Play tennis on courts near the ATP Tour Finals

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