Tennis: Family Day Package introduced as tickets for this year's WTA Finals go on sale

SINGAPORE - Organisers of Oct 21-30's BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global will go on the charm offensive with families.

The first day of competition, Oct 23, will be Family Day, kicking off the prestigious season-ender of the professional women's tennis tour. It will feature live entertainment and fan participation activities both on and off the court.

A Family Day ticket package for the day, comprising two adult tickets and two tickets for children (below 16 years old) will also go on sale for a limited time. Fans will enjoy savings of 50 per cent in the Family Day Package.

There will also be a slight change in the format for this year's tournament. Singles-only sessions will be introduced and played out during the first four days of the event (Oct 23-26), ensuring that fans will catch all eight singles players over the first two match sessions.

The doubles event will commence from Oct 27, in a eight-team knockout format.

The US$7 million (S$9.4 million) WTA Finals will feature the top eight singles and top eight doubles pairs of the women's tennis tour over the season.

Said Melissa Pine, vice-president of WTA Asia Pacific and the event's tournament director: "We're confident this year's fan-friendly schedule will provide everyone with a variety of options to enjoy this unique world-class sporting experience with their families and friends.

"If the start of the season is anything to go by, the quality on display come October will be top notch, and we can look forward to eight days of captivating tennis competition among some of the best athletes in the world."

OCBC and StarHub customers can buy tickets in pre-sale starting April 29 to May 5. Advance ticket purchase specials for the public, including bundles such as the Family Day Package, All Singles Evening Pass and Full Day Pass, will begin in Phase 1 from May 7.

Phase 2, catering to the single session tickets, semi-final and final matches and concession tickets, will begin in July.