Nick Bollettieri – Honorary Chairperson
For two exciting days, tennis legends, America’s rising stars and amateur enthusiasts gear up to compete in the sport they love for the benefit of our youth. Help us change the lives of youth participating in our Connecticut tennis and education programs in Bridgeport, Danbury, New Haven, Norwalk and Stamford.
2:00 – 5:00pm – Competitive Junior Clinic
This competitive junior clinic and showcase for ages 12+ will be staffed by the top coaches from USTA Player Development. Coaches Nick Bollettieri, Martin Blackman, and Tom Gullikson are scheduled to instruct. Our area’s competitive playing youth are invited to learn from the pros who teach America’s best Juniors. Players will learn more about top tier play, gain valuable instruction and leave with a report of ideas for improvement.
5:30 pm – Cocktails and Gala Dinner
Guests will enjoy a gourmet dinner in the picturesque surroundings of The Stanwich Club. Past Gala guests include James Blake, Dick Gould, Mike Greenberg, Patrick McEnroe, and Mats Wilander.
10:00 am – Pro- Am
Featuring a doubles round robin format where amateurs will trade backhands and return serves with some of America’s rising stars and past champions. Pros who have come out to play and supported this Pro-Am in recent years include John and Patrick McEnroe, Chris Evert, Jim Courier, Mardy Fish, Mary Carillo, Martin Blackman, Louisa Chirico, Taylor Fritz, Madison Keys, Reilly Opelka, and Frances Tiafoe.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available as well as individual player packages