Friday, July 11

Tennis is the sport of a lifetime— ideal and enjoyable for all ages!  New for 2014, the International Tennis Hall of Fame is proud to partner with AARP Rhode Island to showcase the game’s many physical, social, and mental benefits to their members.  As an official Hall of Fame Tennis Championships sponsor, AARP Rhode Island is busy planning to deliver the message that the organization is a resource for people who want to stay fit in a variety of ways, make self-satisfying moves and continue to enjoy active, healthy and productive lives.

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We are extremely excited about the sponsorship,” said AARP Rhode Island State Director and Middletown resident Kathleen Connell. “Whether it’s a job transition, career change, starting a dream business, adapting to being an empty nester or making the switch to a retirement lifestyle, AARP Life Reimagined provides online assessment tools, guidance and resources to help people explore new opportunities, identify adaptable skills and set new goals. We’re looking forward to sharing Life Reimagined as well as introducing thousands of people to many other opportunities and services AARP provides.”

Special Events

  

2014 Hall of Famer Nick Bollettieri has coached some of the sport's most successful players, and at 82 years old, he's still out on the court, inspiring others, ever day.  Whether you're a regular player, someone looking to get back into the game, or a beginner, these events are for you!


50+ Tennis Clinic with Nick Bollettieri

10:00 - 11:00 am: Tennis Clinic
Beginner and advanced welcome. Limit 60 participants

This event is free for tournament ticket holders, however, space is limited. Please call the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 to reserve a spot.



Book Signing & Life Reimagined Panel in the Casino Theatre
1:30 pm: Book Signing, "Changing the Game" by Nick Bollettieri
2:00 - 3:00 pm: "Life Re-imagined" panel discussion

Like you, Hall of Fame tennis champions reach a “What’s Next?” moment. AARP’s Life Reimagined invites you to attend a panel discussion featuring two members of the Hall of Fame and an AARP Rhode Island member who has made tennis a big part of his retirement. Take a break and enjoy this panel discussion in the air-conditioned Casino Theatre.

The Panel: Tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, twelve-time Grand Slam doubles champion Owen Davidson, and Charles Dress, Warwick RI, retired HR executive.


Hosted by Barbara Hannah Grufferman (author, The Best of Everything After 50) with an introduction by Todd Martin, a former pro whose “What Next?” this year is his new role as CEO-designate of the Hall of Fame.


This event is free for tournament ticket holders, however, space is limited. Please call the Tournament Office at 401-849-6053 to reserve a spot.

Tournament Tickets