ITF Kashiwa International Open Tennis Tournament
As part of efforts to strengthen Japanese tennis, the Futures Tournament held at TTC called the "Kashiwa International Open Tennis Tournament" is officially recognized by the International Tennis Federation and the Japan Tennis Association and co-hosted by Kashiwa City. The tournament is a gateway to success for young players aiming for the world, and many players from overseas come to Japan to obtain ranking points.
Date and Time Information: April
This international tournament, officially recognized by the ITF and the JTA, began in 1996 as a men's satellite event, then became a Futures event in 2000, and has evolved into a simultaneous men's and women's event since 2014.
Players who gained experience at this tournament have gone on to become champion at the Wimbledon Junior Championships, the BNP Paribas Open Championships, and the US Open Championships in the summer. The tournament has been held under the slogan "From Kashiwa to the World" for some time now, and is a valuable opportunity for Japanese players to gain experience and earn points in their home country.
It is also an opportunity for fans to cheer on future superstars up close.
All Japan Selected Wheelchair Tennis Masters
This is the Japan Wheelchair Tennis Championships, where the top 8 male and female players in the Japan Rankings and the top 4 players in the Quad (severely disabled) are selected to determine the best in Japan.
Date and Time Information: December
In May 1985, Mr. Yasukatsu Omori and Mr. Keishi Shibamoto from the Kanto region, who were competing in the 2nd Japan Open held in Iizuka, Fukuoka, met Mr. Munehiro Yoshida, then chairman of the board, who was there to observe the event. At the time, the practice environment was not well organized, with no practice courts or coaches. After TTC opened in November 1990, organized practice began at TTC.
In the meantime, some of the players expressed their desire to gather wheelchair players from all over the country and play wheelchair tennis matches to the fullest, leading to the first All Japan Wheelchair Tennis Championships in 1992. This tournament was a masters tournament for the top players of the year and also served as a preliminary round for the Paralympic Games, and has grown into a tournament that players have longed for. From Kashiwa to the World!
Nowadays, athletes who have participated in the Masters Tournament are active at the top international tournaments.
The Masters Tournament, where legends have played, is still the tournament of choice for young wheelchair tennis players aiming for playing around the world.
National Junior Selected Tennis Championships
A junior tournament for 14 and under and 12 and under boys and girls, selected from all over Japan, held in cooperation with the Japan Tennis Association and the Kanto Tennis Association.
Many world-class players have gained valuable experience through these tournaments.
Conference Date and Time Information: May
In 1980, the National Junior Selected Tennis Championships were started at the Kashiwa Lawn Tennis Club, the predecessor of the Center, for juniors 14 years old and under.
Since 1996, the event has been called the "World Junior Tennis Preliminary Round" and has been held at the Oaks Tennis Club.
The event has been held independently at the TTC.
During the tournament, a welcome party is held to deepen exchanges, and various symposiums are held to help participants become good, world-class Japanese citizens.
The KAZUKO CUP is named after Kazuko Yoshida (formerly Sawamatsu), the first Japanese female tennis player in history to win one of the four major titles, when she paired with Japanese-American player Ann Kiyomura to win the 1975 Wimbledon women's doubles.
Tournament Date and Time KAZUKO CUP: December
This tournament is divided into four categories: Rose Class (Open), Lily Class (Class B and below), Orchid Class (60 and above), and Hailala Class (75 and above), and is a full-scale tournament with two tiebreak sets in the main draw and a final set 10-point match tiebreak (no-advantage) tournament.
The directors and staff look forward to seeing you all at this year's tournament, which we hope will be a great way to end the year.
Kashiwa Sports Festival
This event brings together sports organizations that have Kashiwa as their hometown, and allows visitors to experience the city with many professional athletes.
Date and Time Information: September
The event will feature sports stations on 14 tennis courts, where participants can enjoy tennis, baseball, rugby, sumo, dance, para-sports such as wheelchair tennis and wheelchair badminton, and many other sports with professional players. Cheer up Kashiwa with sports!
We contribute to health promotion through sports and to urban development with the city of Kashiwa.