Friday, July 15

Tennis is the sport of a lifetime— ideal and enjoyable for all ages!  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.

Special Event:

10-11 am: 50+ Tennis Clinic

The clinic will be led by John Austin, Director of Tennis for the Hall of Fame Tennis Club.  In 1980 Austin won the Wimbledon Mixed-Doubles Title with his sister Tracey, and has coached many high-profile players including Pete Sampras, Michael Chang, Jim Grabb, Alexandra Stevenson, and Amy Frazier. The session will run from 10-11 a.m. and is open to anyone ticketed for Friday's tournament play.

John will be assisted by Jill Craybas. At 39 years of age, she was one of the oldest players on the WTA Tour, as well as the longest serving, having turned pro in 1996. From the 2000 US Open to the 2011 US Open, Craybas -- an East Greenwich native --competed in 45 consecutive Grand Slam main draws, her best result coming in the 2005 Wimbledon Championships where she reached the fourth round which included wins over Marion Bartoli and Serena Williams.

 

 

Get out and enjoy some time on the grass courts!  Tennis clinic for ages 50 and over; ideal for beginner players, men and women, level 3.0 or complete beginner.  Clinic is free with your tournament ticket, but space is limited to 60 participants.  To sign up, call the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships tournament office at 401-849-6053 or fill out the form below.