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Thank you to those who volunteered for the 2021 Western & Southern Open! 

Our team of 1,200+ volunteers came to the tournament from 30 states and 3 countries and donated more than 61,500 hours of time. The Western & Southern Open would not be what it is without you.

Read the 2021 Forehand Volley HERE



The Western & Southern Open takes many hours of planning and work to be successful!  It is no easy task, but thanks to the 1,300-plus volunteers who join the team each year, it continues to grow as one of the world’s premier tennis events!

The hours of volunteer service are not only helping the tournament but assist the tournament in our continued efforts to raise money for the benefit of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, UC Health Barrett Cancer Center and Tennis for Inner City Youth.

The tournament welcomes volunteers from our local community and beyond. With a variety of committee positions available, there is an opportunity for everyone. Don’t waste another minute, come be a part of the action and join our volunteer team!




Volunteer Minimum Requirements:

Joining our volunteer team requires hard work, dedication, and a commitment to excellence. We strive to build the best team of volunteers to help put on this world class event. As a Western & Southern Open volunteer you will need to meet the following requirements.  

  • Commit to work a minimum of 5 shifts.
  • Obtain the required training to learn the responsibilities of your position by attending the Volunteer Kick-off or make other arrangements with your committee chairpersons to receive your needed training.
  • Be a goodwill ambassador for the tournament while on and off duty.
  • Follow all tournament policies and guidelines, including not seeking pictures or autographs of any players while in uniform and working as a volunteer.
  • Submit a volunteer application and sign a waiver and release (accreditation policy).

Our Commitment to You:

Creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for our volunteers is important to the Western & Southern Open. In recognition of your commitment to us we offer you the following benefits:

  • Volunteer picture credential.
  • Fila uniform package - includes a hat and 2 tournament polo shirts.
  • Volunteer Parking in a dedicated area.
  • Exclusive souvenir volunteer pin.
  • Access to the Volunteer Lounge which includes light snacks and refreshments.


Volunteer Opportunities:

The tournament has 30+ volunteer committees and 1,300+ volunteers that play an integral role in our ability to put on this event.  


Complete List of Volunteer Committees


Volunteer FAQ’s 

Still have questions? Check out our helpful Volunteer FAQ's

Please contact Mary Conner, Director of Volunteers, at for any additional help