USTA Serving up “Tennis Block Parties” to Celebrate the 12th Annual National Tennis Month
May is National Tennis Month and to encourage people of all ages to pick up a racquet, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is serving up a community initiative across America. From coast to coast, community tennis organizations will host “Tennis Block Parties” to encourage people of all ages and abilities to take to the court.
In Tampa the Tennis Block Parties will be a festival of games, lessons, and contests for players of all abilities, which will be free and open to the public. Youngsters under 10 years of age can experience the USTA’s new Quick Start Tennis program. Tennis Block Parties will be held:
May 2nd - Tampa, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., HCC Tennis Complex
May 9th - Clearwater, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., McMullen Tennis Complex
Tennis Block Parties offer attendees a day of free tennis, interactive games and attractions, and the opportunity to learn and enjoy the benefits of the Sport – fun, fitness, and friendly competition. According to recent data from the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, tennis is the fastest growing sport in the country – participation has jumped 43% since 2000, and 9.6% last year alone. In this troubled economy, tennis has proven to be an inexpensive activity for the entire family – 70% of all tennis is played on free public courts.
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