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Here’s What Fans Can Expect to Eat and Drink at the Citi Open Tournament

The tennis tournament starts July 27 at Rock Creek Tennis Center.

Image courtesy of the Citi Open.

This year’s Citi Open—the annual tennis tournament that kicks off tomorrow—will feature a distinctly Washington flavor, thanks to Mark Ein, the entrepreneur who bought managing rights to the event last year.

The Chevy Chase native, who attended the tournament in his youth and served as a ball kid, has spiffed up the tournament’s dining options with a new covered food pavilion featuring stalls from Duke’s Grocery, Compass Coffee, Dolcezza, and Founding Spirits.

Image courtesy of the Citi Open

Local celebrity chef José Andrés and Levy Restaurants have also signed on as food service providers, and an Amstel Light Beer Garden will offer barbecue from Rock Creek Grill.

Image courtesy of the Citi Open

Or, you can spring for tickets to the Moet & Chandon Champagne Stadium Club, which overlooks the main court. The club offers both outdoor and indoor seating, and has an air-conditioned lounge.

Image courtesy of the Citi Open

“DC is a great city with great food and people like to come to events that are done at a high level,” Ein says.

The Citi Open runs from July 27 to August 4 at the Rock Creek Tennis Center. Tickets for the event are available here.

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Madeline Rundlett is an editorial fellow for Washingtonian. She previously covered All-Met sports for the Washington Post and was an editorial intern at The Hill. Madeline graduated from the George Washington University with a degree in Political Communication in 2019.