The first edition of the Split Open tennis tournament was supposed to take place in April 2020, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the date was postponed to the end of September. At the same time, it is the only professional tennis tournament that will be held in Croatia in 2020.
The city of Split, rich in history and cultural heritage, with its unique mediteranean charm, is also a city with an unique sports fact – the city with the most olympic medals per capita. Earning a nick name "the sports capital of the world" ! When it comes down to tennis, it is justified even more so. Namely, since ATP was founded – 5 players from the same club were among the top 10 in the ATP rankings! From Pilić and Franulović, to Ivanišević and Ančić, ending the list with the current US Open doubles champion – Mate Pavić. Despite all those great tennis achievements, this is the first time in 22 years that a professional tennis tournament will be held in Split – and it is here to stay.
Thanks to our tournament, the club will be gradually taken to another level, making the standards higher for the stars of tomorrow in the years to come.
Play.hr is a sports and music agency that was established in 2007. As such, it promoted some of the biggest names in domestic and foreign music across Croatia and the neighboring countries.
Throughout the years, we worked on many tennis exhibitions that involved endless list of tennis legends including the names such as Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Martina Navratilova, Iva Majoli, Thomas Muster, Pat Cash, Michael Stich, Mark Philippoussis, Goran Ivanisevic…
Our main partners in this project are the city of Split, Split tennis club, croatian ministry of tourism and sports, Split county, Split tourist bord and the Institution of sports facilities in the city of Split, among many others…