Tennis is one of the many spring CIAC sports about to begin (weather permitting, of course) and Connecticut Open Tennis – the state’s premier women’s professional sporting event — has a variety of exciting ways you and your team can be involved now and during the tournament no matter what sport you call your own. The 2018 Connecticut Open will be held August 17th-25th at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven.
- Sign-up to volunteer during the tournament and learn how a world-class event works behind the scenes
- Have your girl’s teams attend the annual Anthem Symposium for Female High School Athletes
- Fundraise for your teams through our 50/50 ticket selling program
- Keep your team active this summer either at a local Family Classic tournament or at High School Day during the CT Open
Friday, August 24th will be High School Day powered by Net Generation. Partnering with the USTA New England section, join us for a fun-filled day with on-court activities, a free lunch, and a FREE ticket (courtesy of USTA) for a singles semifinals match on ESPN. Coaches can take part in the fun and volunteer to instruct on court!
Looking for a new fundraising idea? The Connecticut Open 50/50 initiative allows your program to earn 50% from all ticket sales generated from an exclusive promotional code you can share with parents, supporters and members of your team that gives them a 25% discount. The tournament will also supply customized marketing materials to help your efforts.
If you and your players are looking to get up close and personal with the best female tennis players in the world today and legends of the past, then volunteering at the Connecticut Open is for you! All volunteers receive two t-shirts, a long sleeve pullover, a hat, free parking, meals for each shift they work, and complementary tickets to three sessions. Transportation volunteers get to drive players and VIPs around in a new Porsche (COACHES ONLY PLEASE).
In addition, be on the lookout for information regarding the Anthem Symposium for Female High School Athletes. The CIAC will be in touch regarding how to invite your players to this special event. The program features a notable woman in sports (last year UConn great Rebecca Lobo made her second appearance as the guest speaker), a free lunch in the Courtside Club overlooking stadium court, and a day of watching great tennis compliments of the tournament and Anthem.
Create family fun by hosting a local Family Classic parent/child doubles tournament! All proceeds generated from entry fees can be kept as team funds. Host any or all of the nine divisions to bring this fun tennis event to your community! The winners of each division qualify for the regional tournament held at Yale on July 28th and 29th.
To learn more about the Connecticut Open and all of the various offerings and events, please reach out to Molly Crum at 203-781-5887 or mcrumctopenorg (mcrumctopenorg) .