Connecticut native and pro-tennis player James Blake will be here in Connecticut today, introducing
hundreds of school children to the game that made him a household name in his home state.
Former ATP World Tour tennis star, who attended Fairfield Warde High School in Fairfield, will host the annual New Haven Open Free Lesson.
Blake will be emphasizing the importance of fitness and encouraging the students to sign up for affordable summer tennis lessons through New Haven Parks & Recreation Department. To date, more than 5,500 New Haven youth have participated in the year-round tennis lessons.
Anne Worcester, the tournament director for the New Haven Open at Yale, will also be in attendance and an announcement about this year's tournament is expected.
In addition, there will also be a major announcement about the tournament.