Summertime at Yale: Pro Sports
Yale will once again host the Pilot Pen tennis tournament.
Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, Derby and Yale avenues
Date: Aug. 15-23
Tickets and info.: (203) 776-7331; (888) 997-4568 or www.pilotpentennis.com
The Pilot Pen is the first-ever combined men’s and women’s summer tournament leading into the U.S. Open. Some of the world’s top tennis players participate in the event, which draws more than 100,000 spectators and is televised nationally. In the men’s Pilot Pen tournament, 46 players (including Mardi Fish and Donald Young) will compete. Marion Bartoli and Agnes Szavay are among those who will compete in the women’s event, which features a main draw of 28 of the world’s top singles players and 16 top doubles teams.
Special events this year include ESPN Kids Day on Sunday, Aug. 17 (tickets are $8 for children); a Ladies Day Luncheon and Fashion Show on Wednesday, Aug. 20; and the Valspar Paint Performance Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 21, at which fans can test their tennis skills. The top finishers will go head-to-head on the stadium court with the winner earning a trip to New York to compete on Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.