The 2012 EmblemHealth Bronx Open, a women’s pro tennis tournament held prior to the US Open, returns to Crotona Park.
Events kick off on August 4 with a NYPD vs. NYFD tennis showdown. The following week brings the pro women's single and doubles tournaments, with $50,000 in prize money up for grabs, followed by junior tennis championships.
Each night of the Open children receive free tennis lessons in the park from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 is Kids' Day, with a parade at 11 a.m. and fitness events throughout the day.
General admission is free Sunday, August 5 through Saturday, August 11. General admission for the Women’s Final on Sunday, August 12 is $10, and box seats are $25. Admission is free daily for all children 12 and under.
Proceeds from the EmblemHealth Bronx Open benefit the NYJTL, which provides free services to 100,000 underserved youth each year. EmblemHealth has been the title sponsor of the EmblemHealth Bronx Open for more than a decade.