Atlanta City Open to Hold 1st Annual Kid's Day Event

May 20, 2003 11:08 AM

11-Alive sports anchor Sam Crenshaw will host the First Annual Kids Day at the Atlanta City Open from 9am - noon on Saturday, May 24. All metro Atlanta kids are invited to come out and play some tennis, and The Cartoon Network Tennis Club will be on hand with games, prizes, and information on how parents can enroll their children in introductory tennis programs throughout the metro Atlanta area. The event is free and open to the public.

Sam Crenshaw and special invited guest John Guy of the Buffalo Bills will participate in a “pro/celebrity” match following the Kids’ Day activities and free youth tennis clinic. “I am very excited to serve as host for the first annual Atlanta City Open Kids’ Day,” stated Mr. Crenshaw. “Offering the free clinic gives us an opportunity to introduce the game of tennis to youth who might not otherwise discover the sport on their own.”

Featured activities at the event include demonstration courts, staffed by local teaching pros, where participants will learn how to hit the forehand, backhand, serve and volley and learn to play ralleyball. Cartoon Network Tennis Club prizes will also be awarded to kids who participate in the tennis ball-decorating contest.

The North Fulton Tennis Center is located at 500 Abernathy Road near GA 400. If you are coming from the downtown area, take GA 400 north to Abernathy Road and go left. If you are coming from Roswell/Alpharetta, take GA 400 south to Abernathy Road and go right.

For more information on the Atlanta City Open 1st Annual Kid's Day event, contact: Lacy Barnes at (770) 309 7513.