Official Nonprofit Charity: Save the Children
Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. To learn more, visit www.savethechildren.org.
Official Racquet & Apparel: Prince® Global Sports
Prince® Global Sports is a leading racquet sports company with a focused commitment to research and development and game-changing product innovations in tennis and squash. The company is widely recognized as being the first to market with many of the most relevant technologies of the past 40 years. Oversize, Longbody, Power Ring and Extender technologies, the first multifilament string, the first “Natural Foot Shape” court shoes and EXO3 and ESP technology, are a few of the contributions Prince has made to racquet sports. Today, the company engineers products in all categories for tennis and squash including racquets, footwear, balls, strings, grips, bags, team apparel, machines and accessories.
Prince Global Sports was acquired by Waitt Company in 2012 The Prince management team is focused on meeting the needs of its wide ranging consumer base through providing a comprehensive selection of performance enhancing equipment available at specialty, club and online retail outlets nationwide. For additional information visit www.princetennis.com.
Official Venue: Weston Racquet Club
Nestled in the hills of Fairfield County, Connecticut, the Weston Racquet Club, an Ivan Lendl Tennis Center, is an exceptional tennis facility that features six beautiful, well-maintained indoor Har-Tru courts, three outdoor courts Har-Tru (Soft) courts and three outdoor Deco-Turf (Hard) courts. Weston Racquet Club is one of two facilities owned by tennis legend Ivan Lendl, and features Ivan’s Hitting Hot Teaching System. Learn more online.
Official Sponsor: USTA Connecticut/New England
USTA Connecticut is dedicated to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA’s) mission:
“To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis Throughout our State.” USTA New England is a volunteer based organization. More than 500 volunteers serve on state and sectional committees, assist with tournaments and special events, captain teams and support community tennis activities. A State Association represents each of the seven areas in New England: Connecticut, Maine, Eastern Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Learn more online at http://www.ustaconnecticut.com.
USTA New England is one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA). It is a not-for-profit organization with the mission, “To Promote and Develop the Growth of Tennis” in New England. USTA New England strives to increase participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1927 as the New England Lawn Tennis Association, USTA New England boasts more than 33,000 individual members, 450 organizational members, 475 volunteers, and a professional staff of 16. Learn more online at newengland.usta.com.
Official Teaching Association: USPTA
Founded in 1927, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, the association raises the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches, and promotes a greater awareness of the sport. Learn more online at www.uspta.com.
Official Event: Lessons for Life™
USPTA members are active fundraisers in their communities, using tennis as a vehicle for helping others. Through Lessons for Life™, USPTA encourages this activity and tracks some of the impact that tennis professionals have on local and national charities. From 1999-2014, USPTA members have raised nearly $5 million in donations.
Official Event: Tennis Across America™
Tennis Across America™ is a free lesson program sponsored by USPTA. It began in 1990 as a way to increase the player base, and hundreds of thousands have been reached.
Official Event: Cardio Tennis
Cardio Tennis is a cross-over fitness and tennis program that was started by the Tennis Industry Association, in conjunction with the U.S. Tennis Association in the summer of 2005. Since its inception, the program has expanded to over 30 countries and nearly 2,000 tennis facilities in the United States.
Official Point of Contact Eye Training: Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach
Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach is a tennis training device that teaches players to keep their head still at the point of contact, called Eye at Point of Contact. The device is endorsed by Hall of Famer Billie Jean King and created by Lenny Schloss.
Official Ball: Penn®
Penn produces quality products from tennis balls to racquetballs. It is the #1 Choice of ATP Pros, The #1 choice of PTR Pros, and the Official Ball of USTA League Tennis. For the last 2 decades it holds the status of AMERICA’S #1 SELLING TENNIS BALL. Learn more online.
Official Promotional Items: Axis Promotions
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Official Sponsor: International Tennis Hall of Fame
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located in Newport, RI. The hall of fame honors players and contributors to the sport of tennis and includes a museum, grass tennis courts, an indoor tennis facility, and an outdoor court tennis facility.There are currently 143 Hall of Famers. To learn more, visit www.tennisfame.com.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Team
Quinnipiac Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, P.C. was originally established in 1996 and has been providing the North Haven, Hamden and Milford, CT communities with the highest quality outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services. We have participation in a large list of insurance carriers which continues to change and grow to service the communities’ needs. Quinnipiac Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, P.C. provides athletic training services, through the employment of Certified Athletic Trainers, to the North Haven and Hamden High Schools. To learn more, visit www.qptsm.com.
Official Event Sponsor: Connecticut Open
The Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies is a professional tennis tournament played on outdoor hard courts at the Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It is a WTA Premier Tournament on the WTA Tour held annually just before the fourth and last Grand Slam tournament of the year, the US Open. For more information, visit www.ctopen.org.
Official Event Sponsor: Clearwater Marine Aquarium
We educate and inspire millions of people around the world through films like Dolphin Tale andDolphin Tale 2. People relate to the strength it takes to overcome obstacles as brave animals exemplify that every day. By inviting guests to see firsthand how we care for these animals, we create powerful experiences that can change lives and make a difference. To learn more, visit www.seewinter.com.