Special Events





SHOP RITE KIDS DAY (Session 1) 10:00am - It's a fun-filled day with clinics, giveaways and WTA player appearances.  Tickets start at just $13 and all activities and matches are included.  The first 1,000 kids receive a goody bag.  




AARP Connecticut Day (Session 2) - Keep your cool! The first 1,000 fans to arrive for Monday's day session will receive an AARP Hand Fan. Special 30% ticket discount for AARP members on up to six (6) adult Stadium Box Seat tickets for both the day and evening sessions (2 & 3). To receive this discount please present your AARP card at the Box Office.

USPTA FREE LESSON (Session 2) 1:00-4:00 p.m. - United States Professional Teaching Association brings their staff to teach tennis from 1:00-4:00pm. Cardio Tennis for Kids and the Quickstart format will be used throughout the lesson.

OPENING NIGHT CEREMONY PRESENTED BY YALE UNIVERSITY (Session 3) - Be part of the biggest party in town!  Star players, local celebrities, entertainment and much more kick off tournament week.


GIRLS DAY AND NIGHT OUT (Sessions 4 & 5) - Sip a little, shop a little and have a blast.  Moms, daughters, sisters and BFFs, Tuesday is all about you.  Join us for the COURTGIRL Lifestyle Experience signature cocktails, trunk shows, boutique tennis brands and amazing raffle items plus a chance to win a makeover and photoshoot in COURTGIRL Magazine



AUTISM AWARENESS DAY PRESENTED BY ASD FITNESS CENTER AND CHAPEL HAVEN (Session 6) 11:00am-4:00pm - The Connecticut Open celebrates Autism Awareness Day with a fun filled day featuring adaptive tennis and fitness clinics. The first 1,000 fans receive a special gift at the gate.

AETNA NIGHT (Session 7) - First 1,000 fans receive a special gift at the gate.




FAMILY CLASSIC FINALS (Session 8 & 9) - Come watch and cheer for the finalists of the 2016 Family Classic as they compete in true championship style to determine the winners of all nine divisions!

POWERSHARES LEGENDS (Session 9) - Connecticut's own tennis legend James Blake sets up match against seven-time Grand Slam singles Champion John McEnroe on stadium court following the women's action. To learn more click here.




YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH SYSTEM NIGHT (Session 11) - Celebrate Yale New Health Night with a free gift at the gate!

POWERHARES LEGENDS (Session 11) - Former World No. 1 Andy Roddick sets up match against former Wimbledon and US Open finalist Mark Philippoussis on stadium court following the women's semifinal action. To learn more click here.




UNITED TECHNOLOGIES MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY (Session 12) - It Is our privilege to honor all Military Service Members and Veterans with a special ticket offer:

  • Free - Two stadium box seat tickets
  • Free - Complimentary hospitality in the United Technologies Military Outpost in the Frontier Club
  • Free - American Flags courtesy of the Knights of Columbus

For more information and to reserve your tickets click here.

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES DAY (Session 12) - United Technologies is proud to present the finals of the 2016 Connecticut Open, promising an afternoon of hard-hitting action on Stadium Court as we crown new Singles and Doubles Champions!




AETNA FITZONE - Need to burn some energy?  Take part in our fun tennis activities and experience much more, including basketball, arts & crafts, fun inflatables and interactive stations for your chance to win prizes.

PLAYER SPIN BIKE CHALLENGEHelp raise funds for breast cancer research at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven by riding the spin bikes!  Be a part of the cause along with professional tennis players, local celebrities and other fans. The more miles logged, the more money raised! Participate all week long... stop by the Yale New Haven Health botth!

SHOPRITE PARTNERS IN CARING FOOD DRIVEHelp us fight hunger by bringing a non-perishable food item all week long.  The more we collect, the more we can help those in need by making a donation to the Connecticut Food Bank.

US OPEN NATIONAL PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIPS - The US Open National Playoffs Championships is the culmination of 13 men's and women's singles and mixed doubles sectional events across the United States. Singles winners earn a spot in the US Open qualifying while mixed doubles winners earn a spot in the US Open main draw. To learn more click here.

THE BEST EATS IN TOWN- Taste the very best local food trucks from around the state!  Dozens of choices will satisfy your cravings - from wood-fired pizza and gourmet grilled cheese to salads, seafood and much more made fresh just for you.  Leave the cooking to us!  Be sure to stop by the Goose Island Tavern to quench your thirst. 

DRINK OPTIONS TO SATISFY EVERY TASTE - From smoothies and soft drinks to craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails-we can quench your thirst.

MEET THE PLAYERS - Get up close and personal with your favorite WTA stars! Check for daily updates in the draw sheet or at Guest Services for the schedule of upcoming player autograph sessions.

GO OUT ON THE TOWN - You can leave the car behind and take the free shuttle to downtown New Haven to the best restaurant, bars, museums and shopping around town. The Shuttle also serves the Tennis Center every hour! 

MAYOR'S PASSPORT TO DOWNTOWN DINING - Continue the fun throughout New Haven and catch some of your favorite players at some of New Haven's award winning restaurants. Players will be dining throughout the week at more than twenty of New Haven's award winning international restaurants.

MUSIC, ATTRACTIONS AND MORE - The Connecticut Stage hosts local bands, live acts and some of Connecticut's best tourist attraction. See below for the full schedule!

Sunday, August 21, Session 1
Attraction:  Beardsley Zoo
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, August 22 – DAY, Session 2
Attraction:  Mystic Aquarium
Start Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Monday, August 22 – EVENING, Session 3
Entertainer:  Citations & Spizzwinks (Yale Acapella Groups)
Site Location – Connecticut Stage

Tuesday, August 23 – DAY, Session 4
Attraction: Discovery Museum
Start Time: TBD

Tuesday, August 23 – EVENING, Session 5
Entertainer:  Pan Fusion
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24 – DAY, Session 6
Attraction:  Beardsley Zoo
Start Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24 – EVENING, Session 7
Entertainer:  Aetna Jazz Band
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 25 – DAY, Session 8
Attraction:  Mystic Aquarium
Start Time: 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 25 – EVENING, Session 9
Entertainer:  Leafjumpers
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 26 – EVENING, Session 11
Entertainer:  Free Play
Start Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 27 – DAY, Session 12
Entertainer:  Army Band
Start Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. -3:00 p.m.


All pricing and scheduling subject to change.