Ladies Who Tennis

WE ARRIVED BEFORE NOON at the Twelve Hotel for Ladies Day at the BB&T Atlanta Open Tennis tournament. We were greeted with booming music from a DJ asking, “Who’s feeling sexy?!” Hmmm. At noon on a Thursday? Not me. I was expecting more of a luncheon type thing. So, it took a few minutes to adjust. Having several champagne cocktails helped.

There were make-overs, a photo booth, quick massages and trivia games, which were a little one-sided. You really had to know your Atlanta Open history to win. The prizes were large autographed tennis balls which we decided we didn’t want to carry around all day long anyway.

In the dining room were linen covered rounds, adorned with tasteful floral arrangements and napkins of pink and green. Comfortable seating to enjoy our lunch of a garden greens salad and grilled chicken cutlet. A dessert of peach or chocolate parfait rounded out the meal.

Finally, the Q&A with the Bryan brothers and Ryan Harrison. Awesome. We were captivated and they were open and friendly. We learned a lot about the players which always feels rewarding. Afterward, we had a photo op with the guest speakers and scored the best souvenir of the day!

We were taken by air-conditioned cars to our VIP tent at the top of the stadium and were handed 4 drink tickets. Enough to keep us cool in the Atlanta heat. We grabbed a seat and a gift bag which contained a handful of samples from the cosmetic counter.

This was the first time I’d attended Ladies’ Day at the BB&T. All in all, the day was a enjoyable. While I was not expecting the DJ atmosphere at the beginning of the event, the rest of the day was pretty close to what I’d hoped for.

We met interesting people, spoke with amazing professional tennis players, were thrilled to have the best seat in the house and watched professional tennis matches in an intimate setting. At a ticket price of $199, there was plenty for ladies who tennis to enjoy ;)