The countdown to the fourth edition of the Bad Homburg Open powered by Solarwatt has begun: From Saturday, visitors to the Kurpark can enjoy a week of top tennis with Wimbledon flair, a special summer festival atmosphere and a varied supporting programme.

Five Grand Slam champions with a total of eight major titles will be competing in the upgraded WTA 500 event. These include reigning Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova, two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka, tournament ambassador Angelique Kerber and former number one Caroline Wozniacki. 

And the top players always enjoy coming back to Bad Homburg! All the previous tournament winners will be there again this time. Defending champion Katerina Siniakova, for example, won the French Open doubles competition just a few days ago.


The countdown to Wimbledon will continue to take place in Bad Homburg in the coming years too

As part of the re-organisation and new emphasis on the prestigious grass court season, the Bad Homburg Open powered by Solarwatt will become even more important from 2025, as it will then be the only tournament with the highest WTA grass court status in the week before Wimbledon. This is another reason why the event has brilliant potential on the picturesque grounds of the TC Bad Homburg, as the location has been secured (initially until 2029).

However, it is important to the organiser and Tournament Director Aljoscha Thron that the boutique character of the event continues to be intensively cultivated regardless of the new features, as this is a unique selling point in the WTA calendar.


Promotion to the highest WTA grass-court category another milestone in the tournament’s history

Thanks to the WTA 500 upgrade, the Bad Homburg Open powered by Solarwatt now ranks in the highest category of German professional tennis tournaments and also belongs to the top tier of prestigious grass court tournaments before Wimbledon. In terms of prize money, this means a tripling to just under 1 million US dollars (923,000 US dollars).

The increased sporting relevance is also reflected in the expansion of global TV coverage to up to 168 markets. At national level, live coverage will be expanded this year to include additional matches with the existing TV channels – SKY, Eurosport and hr/ARD. The addition of the renowned “Sportschau” as a further streaming platform means that fans can look forward to a significantly expanded digital offering. Tennis expert Matthias Stach, who is well-known from TV (Eurosport), will be the on-court presenter at the Spielbank Bad Homburg Centre Court.


Further developed experience programme – new beer garden area as a feel-good oasis

This summer, visitors to Baloise Park Village will once again be able to enjoy a varied supporting programme with a summer festival atmosphere – including exciting theme days for young and old and a musical entertainment programme. One of the highlights: The opening concert presented by Baloise on 22 June (from 6.00 pm), where the band “Pfund” will rock the concert area. As with last year’s celebrated gig by Tom Walker, admission is free.

On Brunnenallee, the extended food truck offer will enrich the tournament visit with culinary delights. Festival atmosphere included! The newly designed beer garden area in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad is an eye-catcher – an example of the constantly evolving experience concept. Once again, fans will have the chance to watch selected live matches from the Spielbank Bad Homburg Centre Court on the big screen as part of the Tennis Public Viewing presented by MEINE BANK.


Grandstands on Match Courts 1 + 2 for the first time – enjoy top tennis up close!

Skill is required at the FFH Racket Sports Challenge. As part of the theme days – Kids Day on 24 June and Clubs Day on 26 June – there will be additional activities such as a children’s PK. And there will also be musical highlights: the Bad Homburg Spa Orchestra will be playing at the concert area on 23, 25 and 26 June from 3.00 pm.

The further development of the Fan Experience is also noticeable on the Baloise Match Courts 1 + 2: an additional 320 seats have been created there with the help of grandstands. Access to both courts will continue to be free of charge.
An exciting new feature this year: German junior tennis players will also have their very own stage. At the Bad Homburg Open Juniors presented by YONEX, which is being held for the first time, eight of the strongest German U13 juniors will be competing between 27 and 29 June. The invitational tournament will be played in knockout mode. The finals (29 June) and semi-finals (28 June) will be played on the Baloise match courts of the main facility.


Solarwatt and Bad Homburg Open plan sustainability measures 

Together with the new presenting partner Solarwatt, the Bad Homburg Open is already setting the course for sustainability this year and taking the first concrete measures. For example, the first grandstand areas will be covered with panels over a length of around 20 metres. The construction of a permanent solar power generation system on buildings in the Kurpark is being planned in order to be able to offset the entire electricity consumption of the tournament in a climate-friendly way in future.

With the Solarwatt team from the new location in Frankfurt am Main, over 30 experts will also be on site at Baloise Park Village to provide tournament visitors with expert advice on all aspects of solar power, e-mobility, heat pumps and infrared heating.


Many thanks to partners, supporters, sponsors, TC Bad Homburg and Homburger TG 

The tournament can continue to rely on proven partners, supporters and sponsors on its way into the future. Just recently, for example, the contracts with the platinum partners Baloise and Steigenberger were extended on a long-term basis. The oldest tennis club on the European continent, TC Bad Homburg, will continue to make its beautiful grounds available as a venue for the tournament. In addition, the successful co-operation with the Homburg TG as the location of the three training courts for the players will continue.