The premiere of the Bad Homburg Open can only be held in the summer of 2021: After joint consultations of the WTA with the affected tournament organisers, it was decided to cancel the entire grass court season due to the continuing Coronavirus pandemic. Also, the owners of the Bad Homburg Open, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC), cancelled its 2020 Wimbledon tournament as a consequence of the current situation.
“Of course we were all hugely looking forward to the premiere of the Bad Homburg Open in a few months at the historic Kurpark. However, due to the current situation for now, sports interests completely fade into the background. At the moment, there are other priorities,” said Angelique Kerber, who serves as tournament ambassador of the new grass court event. She intends to look towards the future after the end of the Coronavirus crisis “and then the Bad Homburg Open 2021 will play a huge role for me,” the Wimbledon 2018 champion added.
Mission 2021: With “a lot of vigour and full force” into the future
Irrespective of the cancellation, the three tournament courts at the venue of the TC Bad Homburg or in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelms-Bad, respectively, as well as the three practice courts at the Homburger TG will be completed in the coming months. According to our vision, the planning for 2021 shall begin as soon as possible. We will approach this challenge with “a lot of vigour and at full force,” Tournament Director Dr. Aljoscha Thron emphasized.
Tickets already purchased will remain valid for the Bad Homburg Open in the coming year which will be held from 20 to 26 June 2021. Of course, for anyone who wants to return their ticket already purchased, entrance tickets will be reimbursed. Please find more detailed information on our homepage www.badhomburg-open.de/tickets in the coming days.
Only one week after opening the ticket sales at the beginning of December 2019, tickets for the final on Centre Court initially scheduled for 27 June 2020 were no longer available. At the beginning of March, four out of seven tournament days were sold out. Due to the huge demand, we have started discussions about expanding capacities.