First Serve Tennis and Roseville Eastpointe Recreation Authority to host a USTA Free Tennis Play Day IN CELEBRATION OF NICKELODEON’S WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLay
First Serve Tennis will host a USTA Free Tennis Play Dayon Mon Sep 10 at Spindler Park, in Eastpointe, on Stephens at I-94 from 6:30-7:30pm.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Days will be held throughout the country in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. USTA Free Tennis Play Days provide kids and parents of all skill levels with the opportunity to experience tennis in a social and fun setting.
The event is open to the public with an emphasis placed on family participation, effort and sportsmanship. In addition, the USTA Free Tennis Play Day serves as a great place to sample tennis for all ages. In just a few hours, participants will take part in tennis skills and game challenges that can be done individually or in teams, giving them the chance to experience success and get active.
USTA Free Tennis Play Days is geared towards getting more kids to participate in tennis by using modified equipment and courts tailored to a child’s size and ability. By utilizing shorter and lighter racquets, slower-bouncing balls, smaller courts and simplified scoring, children learn to play more quickly and easily while having more fun in the process.
Youth Tennis official spokesperson, actress, Christine Taylor, says, “USTA Free Tennis Play Days are an exciting opportunity to expose thousands of children and families to tennis. In addition to being fun and engaging for families, tennis is a great physical activity that encourages a healthy lifestyle.”
To learn more about USTA Free Tennis Play Days, please visit www.youthtennis.com.
The USTA/Midwest Section exceeds 90,000 individual members and 1,100 member organizations. It is the second largest section of the United States Tennis Association, the National Governing Body for tennis in the U.S. The USTA/Midwest Section is comprised of 14 Districts in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as designated counties in West Virginia and Kentucky. The USTA/Midwest Section offers recreational and competitive tennis for individuals of all ages and abilities. Please visit the USTA/Midwest Section atwww.midwest.usta.com for more information.
For more information, contact:
Chip Fazio, MA, USPTA, CEO First Serve Tennis