Introducing the first-ever Waikiki 株塾 Cup! Brought to you by the former Hawaii Open team.
The Waikiki 株塾 Cup is a three-day men’s and women’s professional tennis event held in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. This year’s event will be held December 16-18 at Fort DeRussy Beach Park Tennis Center, in Waikiki Beach. Renovations are currently underway on the existing courts. Please stay tuned to social media for updates on progress pictures of our new venue!
The Waikiki 株塾 Cup is your chance to take part in an intimate three-day event that features a bounty of opportunities to mix and mingle with the pros. Committed players include Japan’s Kei Nishikori and Americans Mackenzie McDonald, Claire Liu, Jenson Brooksby, and CoCo Vandeweghe. UPDATE: As of 11.21.2021, Nishikori has withdrawn from singles due to injury. Nishikori will be in attendance for all Waikiki 株塾 Cup events and he will serve as a commentator at the matches.
The Waikiki 株塾 Cup is an all-VIP event with food and beverages included (beer and wine 21+). Food vendors will be on site. All seats are padded with a backrest. Our first year at this new venue allows for less than 500 seats. In this new intimate venue, every seat will have a VIP view. Parking is complimentary!
This year’s event is packed with several unique VIP experiences featuring all the Waikiki 株塾 Cup players:
· Friday 12.16 – Exclusive Player’s Party (à la carte passes on sale now!)
· Saturday 12.18 – Golf Pro Am (40 spots available), Tennis Pro-Am (20 spots available), and the Podcast Party
· Sunday 12.18 – UPDATE: CHANGED TO SATURDAY 12.17 DUE TO WEATHER FORECAST - Match Play including men’s and women’s singles and a mixed doubles match to follow. Format is best two out of three sets.
The Waikiki 株塾 Cup currently serves as an internationally televised event to kick off the new tournament season. The Waikiki 株塾 Cup is broadcast LIVE on Tennis Channel in North America and on many networks around the world. Unique to the Waikiki 株塾 Cup, player coaches will be mic’ed up, seated on-court, and fully permitted to coach during matches.
We hope to see you as a VIP guest of Waikiki 株塾 Cup this December! Tickets and VIP passes are on sale now!
About the Hawaii Open 2016-2019
The Hawaii Open began in 2016 as a WTA 125k tournament with a 32-player singles draw and a 16-team doubles draw. The 2016 and 2017 tournaments were located outdoors at the Central Oʻahu Regional Park.
Thanks to the strong support of the community in Hawaii and beyond, the tournament added a men’s singles tournament for the first time in 2018 and moved the tournament indoors to the Blaisdell Arena. 2019’s tournament was held indoors at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 Hawaii Open tournaments were cancelled. 2022 has the Waikiki Cup moving back to the great outdoors and excited to take full advantage of Hawaii’s famous December weather.