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USTA Hosts Free Tennis Play Events

August 9, 2013 04:07 PM
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is hosting thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Events in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play throughout the country in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September. USTA Free Tennis Play Events showcases how fun and easy it now is for families to get into the sport, as well as providing a great way for parents to spend time with their children while keeping them active.
These events are open to the public with an emphasis placed on family participation.  With tennis now sized right for age, kids play on shorter courts, with smaller racquets, and slower, lower-bouncing balls. Kids are able to play tennis made just for them, so they have a great time with the game and want to keep playing and improving.
Top Reasons: Why Youth Tennis?
Studies have shown that an early, positive experience in sports is vital and creates a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle. Physical inactivity is now an epidemic. If we reach children when they are young enough, before age 10, they can learn to love physical activity and sports for life.
During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, the USTA and the tennis industry is hosting thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Events throughout the country in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis. The USTA is making it easier and more fun for kids to get into the game—and stay in the game. Kids are learning to play faster than ever before through USTA’s youth initiative which is geared towards getting more kids to participate in tennis using modified equipment and courts tailored to a child’s size.
Families can find a local event by visiting YouthTennis.com.



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