New England “Hall of Fame” Team
July 13th – July 26th or August 2nd (13 or 20 days)
Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the ATP grass court tournament in Newport, Rhode Island, play 4 to 5 USTA/New England junior tournaments, see Boston and visit colleges. And all the action is close to home! Under new USTA guidelines, all results on our circuit will count in your home section and of course for Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR). All tournaments will observe USTA COVID-19 guidelines for tournament play.
Newport, Rhode Island: July 13th – July 15th
- We begin the trip practicing for our upcoming tournaments for part of our days in Newport.
- Visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame with its exciting exhibits and inspiring stories of over 250 Hall of Famers.
- Attend a day of action at the ATP “Hall of Fame” Championships, the only only grasscourt tournament held in North or South America.
- This oceanfront resort town is also home to a number of impressive mansions built by wealthy families like the Astors and Vanderbilts in the 1800s and we will visit one or two of them such as the Breakers or the Elms as time permits.
Riverside, Rhode Island: July 16th – July 18th
Our first tournament, a 16 and 18 singles will be at nearby Centre Court Tennis Club. This is a Level 5 tournament with single elimination and a large draw which is played on outdoor hardcourts, with best of 2 sets with regular scoring and a 10 point match tiebreaker if split sets.
- Riverside is a neighborhood of East Providence whose attractions include Roger Williams Park Zoo (over 100 species), Rhode Island School of Design’s famous art museum and the State House Dome. We will also stop by Brown University to see the campus of this Ivy League college.
Boston, Mass. & Surroundings: July 19th – July 23rd
We take a pause in our tournament schedule to spend 4 + days in the Boston area. We will hold daily practices and several friendly matches with local tennis clubs in the area.
- We will walk some of the Freedom Trail from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Among the major attractions on the Freedom Trail are Faneuil Hall/Marketplace, the Paul Revere House and the Old North Church. We also see the U.S.S. Constitution and participatory museum at Pier 1, a 54 gun frigate which took part in the War of 1812 against the British.
- We visit Cambridge to see Harvard University, where we take a guided tour of the campus, which has five museums and the historic Harvard Yard. The Harvard Square area has many interesting buildings and sights to explore.
Nashua, New Hampshire: July 23rd – July 26th
Returning to USTA tournament play, we travel to Nashua, New Hampshire for an age group Level 6 tournament at Longfellow New Hampshire on claycourts. This weekend tournament will be played in a round robin format, one set per opponent.
- This southern New Hampshire town is known for its parks such as Mine Falls Park, which features 325 acres devoted to hiking and biking. A popular local attraction is “Sky Venture” with indoor surfing, a water slide and rock climbing, optional if our tennis schedules permit.
- Those players wishing a shorter trip can conclude and return home Monday morning July 26th from Boston.
Lakeville, Mass. Midweek Tournament: July 27th – July 29th
We then travel to the Lakeville Athletic Club Mid-Week 2 day tournament July 28-29, a USTA Level 5 event with boys and girls 16-18 singles, another claycourt tournament which is single elimination.
- This attractive city is located near Plymouth Rock and is close to Cape Cod. Locally, the major attraction is the Lakeville Haunted House!
Longfellow at Rivers Tournament, Mass.: July 30th – August 1st
Our final tournament will be a Level 6 Boys & Girls 16-18 singles on the hardcourts of Longfellow Tennis Fitness Club in Weston, a suburb of Boston.
- Sights include Lexington and Concord, Mass., where the Revolutionary War began in 1775. We will see the Lexington Battle Green, local historical museums, 18th century houses of famous Americans, and taverns which served as meeting places for Revolutionary War soldiers. Of particular note is the Louisa May Alcott Orchard House, where she wrote Little Women.