Game, set, match: Creative ways to celebrate US Open 2022

Guest How Andy Roddick Guests” Room, photo provided by IHG Hotels
Guest How Andy Roddick Guests” Room, photo provided by IHG Hotels /

As the world’s elite tennis players take to the court at Flushing Meadows, tennis fans are ready for all the action. But, the Billie Jean King Tennis Center is not the only place to enjoy a taste of the US Open 2022. From a special hotel stay to sipping on the tournament’s iconic cocktail, these activities are definitely a smashing success.

While tennis fans are drawn to the final Grand Slam of the year, many people tune in to watch the spirited play on the court. Whether people cheer for their favorite player, a fellow countryman, or just the most well-known name, even the person who doesn’t know a volley from a drop shot seems to be drawn to the court action.

This year, there are several ways to join in the US Open 2022 festivities. For people in New York City, there is the Guest How Andy Roddick Guests Room + Experience. Located at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi, one guest will get this ultimate tennis experience. From favorite foods to tickets to the US Open, this special experience is a must for the tennis fan.

In addition, at the Kimpton Eventi there is the IHG Racquet Room. From the tennis bed to the décor, it transforms all the classic tennis items into the ultimate getaway. It is a smashing success.

Although the hottest ticket in town might be out of some people’s reach, Heineken wants to open its suite to some lucky people. The popular beer brand is giving away tickets to the tournament.

The idea is to bring more New Yorkers to the action. Even though the tournament is iconic, it is said that only 7.5% of New Yorkers attend the event. This special giveaway looks to change that. To enter for a chance at a ticket, people can comment on select Instagram posts.

For those unable to travel to New York, there is an easy to enjoy a taste of the US Open 2022 at home. Like the Kentucky Derby has the Mint Julep, the US Open has the Honey Deuce. The Grey Goose cocktail has been a favorite. Whether served with some melon balls in the glass or a more simple version, it is a signature that pairs perfectly with that winning down the line back hand.

Here’s how to make a Honey Deuce.



1.25 oz GREY GOOSE vodka
3.0 oz Fresh Lemonade
0.5 oz Raspberry Liqueur
Garnish: Frozen Honeydew Melon Ball Skewer


Chill Collins Glass by placing in refrigerator/freezer or by filling with ice water for 5 minutes. Remove Collins Glass from refrigerator/freezer, and fill with ice. Measure and add vodka to Collins Glass. Top with measured amount of fresh lemonade. Measure and add raspberry liqueur. Garnish with skewer of 1 or multiple frozen honeydew melon balls (note: place honeydew melon in freezer before using the melon baller). Cheers!

Although the cocktail is relatively easy to make, Grey Goose has introduced a canned version for the US Open 2022. For the person who might like to enjoy the cocktail on the court, in the backyard or anywhere they choose, it ensures that the thirst is quenched.

Plus, the can itself is a nice homage to the tennis connection. Although not exactly like opening a can of tennis balls, the reference is clear.

Put on your best tennis outfit, grab a glass and get ready to cheer. The US Open 2022 is here and it is time to hit the court.