Courts that have witnessed legends
The first tennis tournament to take place in Kitzbühel was held 117 years ago, back in 1904. A tournament scoreboard from that series dating back to the year 1912 can still be found in the town today. The first “Alpenländerpokal” (Alpine Countries Cup) tournament took place 41 years later and marked the start of the long history of the ATP tournament. A multitude of legends have been putting their tennis talent to the test in Kitzbühel ever since. Thomas Muster (Austria’s only champion), Arthur Ashe, Ivan Lendl, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras, Goran Ivanišević and Dominic Thiem are just a small selection of the sand-court heroes who have battled it out in impressive matches on Centre Court.
Kitzbühel Tennis Club (KTC) is home to a total of ten courts, including three indoor courts that offer visitors the chance to serve an ace on legendary ground throughout the year.
The tournament itself takes place every year between July and August and has been increasing in popularity ever since 2011, partly thanks to the success of Dominic Thiem in 2019. In 2018, the matches were visited by around 50,000 fans.
A particularly big fan of the “Generali Open” is Philipp Kohlschreiber, who was born in the German city of Augsburg but now resides in Kitzbühel. He won the tournament in his new home town in 2015 and 2017.
Kitzbühel Tennis Club at the Sportpark
With tournament traditions dating back around 75 years, Kitzbühel offers ideal conditions for quality tennis at its very best, even if you just want to work on improving your serve. The high-quality and well-maintained facilities run by the town’s tennis club contain professional courts that were designed in accordance with the ATP rules and are sure to put a smile on the face of all tennis enthusiasts. The club offers a total of three indoor courts and seven outdoor courts.
The main training focus at Tennis Club Kitzbühel is placed on developing the talents of children and young people with support from an expert coaching team. The club also offers courses and individual lessons for adults. Tournament teams and regularly competing teams are welcome to use the facilities for training purposes.
- Number: 7
- Surface: sand
- Opening hours: 8am to 8pm from May to October
- Number: 3
- Surface: joint-friendly Optiside-plus flooring
- Opening hours: 8am to 11pm throughout the year
- Equipped with the latest lighting technology