1. Is there somewhere to get food/refreshments at the tournament?
We do have concessions available on site, with sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, pizza and so much more!
2. What is your rain/cancellation policy?
If a session is postponed or cancelled due to weather or acts beyond our control, the Tournament Committee will attempt to accommodate the ticket holder at a subsequent session. The Committee will determine whether a session is completed. However, no refunds or rain checks will be given.
3. Who is being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 22?
The Class of 2017 will be announced in early 2017. Nominees include Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Monique Kalkman, Vic Braden, and Steve Flink. Click here to read more about the 2017 Nominees.
4. What seats are available? Where are my seats?
The recently renovated Tom and Mary James South Grandstand features stadium-style seating overlooking the center court. Courtside Chairs are at court level and surround the grass court. Finally, our box seats are available for a week long purchase. There are a limited number of box seats in the shade available for single session purchase for Monday-Thursday sessions. Contact the Tournament Office at (401) 849-6053 for ticket availability.
Take a look at our stadium map to find where you are seated. Click here to view.
5. Are there any seats in the shade?
We do have box seats which are shaded and can be purchased for the entire week or for a single session, Monday through Thursday only (limited availability). Our West Court Chairs get some shade as the sun begins to set in the afternoon.
6. What time do matches begin? What time do doors open?
Doors open at 9:30am during Family Day and Qualifying Rounds, Sunday, July 16 with play beginning at 11am. Monday-Friday, doors open at 10am and play starts at 11am. Saturday, July 22, doors open at 10:30 am (10am for anyone attending the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Luncheon), and the Induction Ceremony begins at noon. Sunday, July 23 the doors will open at 9am and the PowerShares Legends Newport event beings at 11 am. The Singles Final will follow at 3pm. A more detailed schedule of events is available here.
7. How long does play go each day?
Play usually goes until approximately 6pm, but may end earlier or later depending on the number of matches and their length. Play will always end by sunset, as we do not have lights on our courts.
8. Who is playing in the tournament?
Check out our players page here. Players are always subject to change. The full singles acceptance list will be available in early June and the Doubles acceptance list will be available at the beginning of July. The Singles Draw for the tournament will be available on Saturday, July 15.
9. Where can I park?
Parking for the tournament is available at the Visitor Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport, RI. There is a RIPTA trolley (#67-yellow line) that leaves every 20 minutes and takes you to the Hall of Fame’s front door, for $2 each way. Save your trolley receipt to get discounted parking!
10. When can I see my favorite player play? When is the schedule of play released? Where can I find it?
We do not know when specific players will play until our schedule of play is released the evening before the day of play. An email blast with the daily schedule will be sent to all of our email subscribers, and will also be available online.
11. Can I bring bags/coolers?
No backpacks, brief cases, or bags on site, with the exception of a small hand bag. You must give consent for a visual search. Coolers are not allowed on site. Video cameras and laptops are not permitted on site. Bag storage and stroller storage is not offered on site. All bags must be left in your vehicle.
12. Do I get free admission to the Museum with my ticket?
All ticketholders receive one Museum admission with their tournament ticket. You must purchase a tournament ticket to access the Museum during tournament dates. All kids ages 16 and under receive free admission to the Museum year-round!
13. Is there handicap seating available on the grounds?
Yes, handicap seating is available in the North court chairs, seats 1-10 and the South Grandstand in Row A. To purchase handicap accessible seating please call the Tournament Office at (401) 849-6053.
14. Is there a dress code to attend the tournament?
There is no dress code. We recommend dressing comfortably and for hot weather as it can get warm in Newport in July! Sunscreen and hats are also recommended.
15. Can I play on the grass courts during the tournament?
Court reservations are closed to the public during the tournament. However, there are multiple opportunities to play on the grass courts during tournament week. We offer free clinics on Monday and Tuesday from 12-5pm and free junior clinics during Family Weekend. Kids can also participate in the ATP Juniors Clinic with an ATP World Tour pro on Monday and Tuesday with the purchase of an ATP Juniors Clinic Package.
16. Where is tennis played on the grounds during the tournament?
Tennis is played on both the Center Court and the Front Lawn Courts. Practice and clinics are held on the Club Courts. To get a view of the grounds click here.
17. Is Will Call Available?
Will Call envelopes are available at the box office upon request. The Box office is located at the main entrance to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Avenue.
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