The First Niagara Family Classic will take place at Trumbull Racquet Club on Saturday, May 25 and feature local families competing to earn a spot in the Regional Tournament and eventually the First Niagara family Classic Finals, to take place Aug. 22 in conjunction with the New Haven Open at Yale, presented by First Niagara.

The tournament will feature Father/Child and Mother/Child 12 & Under, 14 & Under and 18 & Under age divisions; Parent/Child Open divisions for parents with children over the age of 19 or under the age of 10; and a division for Husband/Wife teams.

“The First Niagara Family Classic gives local families the opportunity to engage in friendly competition, and potentially play alongside some of the biggest names in tennis,” said David Ring, New England Regional President for First Niagara.

“We’re excited to support this year’s tournament, and we look forward to seeing the winners of the Family Classic on the big stage.”

Winning teams in each division will join top teams from other First Niagara Family Classic Local Events at the Regional Tournament, to be held July 20-21 at Yale University.

The winners of the Regional Tournament will then have the opportunity to compete alongside some of the world’s best tennis players at the New Haven Open at Yale on Thursday, Aug. 22.

In 2012, from January through July, more than 5,000 participants competed in more than 90 local events at tennis facilities throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The winners of each division were honored in an on-court presentation featuring 2012 New Haven Open Champion Petra Kvitova. The event, now in its 13th year, has seen participation grow exponentially.

Go to  newhavenopen.com or call 1-855-464-8366 for more information.