(Posted Monday, August 3, 2009 -Updated Saturday, August 29, 2009)

(Wesleyan Tennis Coaches and Players Involved in Clinics at Professional Tournament )

     During the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament held in New Haven Conn., Friday, August 21 through Saturday, August 29, members of the Wesleyan University men's and women's tennis teams along with head coach Ken Alrutz and former assistant coach and touring pro Rikki Alrutz were involved in clinics to promote the sport and provide valuable playing tips and techniques.  Below is a schedule of activity during the Pilot Pen Tournament and some photos from Wesleyan's clinic.

Ken Alrutz

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Kids Day (Session 1) at 10 am: Children are invited to join Wesleyan Head Tennis Coach Ken Alrutz (photo at left), his daughter and former touring pro Rikki Alrutz, Coach Wayne Bryan (father of the Bryan Brothers--the #1-ranked doubles team in the world) and dozens of New England coaches and teaching professionals for on-court drills and games, part of a fun filled day of music, giveaways, autograph sessions and appearances by ATP World Tour & Sony Ericsson WTA Tour pros! Tickets start at just $8 and include the day's matches. First 1,000 kids receive a cool goody bag!

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wesleyan University tennis free clinic in the SportZone (Session 8) from 10 am - Noon: All spectators are invited to a free tennis lesson in the SportZone hosted by Head Wesleyan Tennis Coach Ken Alrutz and players from the Wesleyan men's and women's teams!
For more information as well as tickets to the Pilot Pen Tournament please visit:

Pilot Pen Tennis presented by Schick - An Olympus US Open Series Event

TOURNAMENT: Qualifying: Friday, August 21 - Saturday, August 22, 2009

MAIN DRAW: Sunday, August 23 - Saturday, August 29, 2009

SITE: Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale, 45 Yale Avenue, New Haven, CT 06515

48 Singles Main Draw/32 Singles Main Draw
32 Singles Qualifying Draw/32 Singles Qualifying Draw
16 Doubles Main Draw/16 Doubles Main Draw

Women - $600,000
Men - $750,000
Total - $1,350,000

Wesleyan tennis at the Pilot Pen Tournament
Ravy Uong '13, Pauri Pandian '08, Head Coach Ken Alrutz, Garrett Blank '11 and Genevieve Aniello '13 at the Pilot Pen
Genevieve Aniello '13
Genevieve Aniello '13 gives pointers to a young aspiring player during Wesleyan's free clinic at the Pilot Pen
Garrett Blank '11
Garrett Blank '11 offers instruction to a youngster during Wesleyan free clinic at the Pilot Pen
Ravy Uong '13, Garrett Blank '11, and Genevieve Aniello '13
Ravy Uong '13, Garrett Blank '11 and Genevieve Aniello '13 working hard during Wesleyan's free clinic at the Pilot Pen