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Tennis Month in Full Swing

May 1, 2007 08:19 AM

Throughout the month of May,designated as “Tennis Month” across the U.S., the USTA is serving up an ambitious and exciting community initiative with a series of “Tennis Block Parties” in markets nationwide. The Tennis Block Parties will bring new ways to involve and expose new and existing players to the unparalleled health and social benefits of tennis.

Hosted at public parks facilities, Tennis Block Parties will feature three hours of tennis instruction, interactive games, and attractions, offering people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and enjoy the benefits of the game – from fun and competition to lifestyle and fitness. Skilled teaching professionals, accomplished touring pros, and special guests will guide attendees through games and skills during this day of fun and learning.

Tennis Block Party events and attractions include:

· Family Fun Zone – Parents teach kids how to play tennis in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere.

· Demo Racquet Court – Attendees can test the latest equipment on the market, including the newest racquets.

· Tennis 101 – Designed with the new player in mind, Tennis 101 provides a quick way to start rallying with a partner.

· Beat the Pros – Teaching pros and top-level players take on all- comers in an abbreviated tennis match.

· Team Tennis Challenge – Players enjoy the team experience of the sport beyond doubles.

· Champions of the Court – Competitors can strut their stuff and remain on the court until defeated by challengers in abbreviated tennis matches.

Check out a Tennis Block Party near you!

May 4thPennyrile, KYRuff Park 6:30pm
May 5thRaleigh, NCMillbrook Exchange Tennis Center12pm-3 pm
May 5thAlbany, GADarton College10am-2pm
May 12thNorth Little Rock, ARBurns Park Tennis Center1pm-4pm
May 12thColumbia, SCSoutheast Park10am-1pm
May 12thGreenbrier, TNWilson Tennis Academy5pm-7pm
May 12thPrattville, ALNewton Park10am-4pm
May 15thVersailles, KYWoodford County Park 6pm-7:30pm
May 19thDecatur, GAGlenlake Tennis Center9am-1pm
May 19thMobile, ALMobile Tennis Center10am-2pm
May 19thLexington, KYLexington Tennis Club1pm-4pm
May 19thBerea, KYBerea College-Wilson Evans Tennis Complex4pm-7pm
May 20thAshland, KYAshland Tennis Center5pm-8pm
May 22ndKnoxville, TNSmokey Mountain Tennis5pm-7pm
May 22ndJohnson City, TNLiberty Bell Complex6pm-9pm
May 25thPikeville, KYBob Amos Park Tennis Courts5:30-8:30pm
May 26thElizabethtown, KYUniversity Drive Courts10:30am-12:30pm
May 27thOwensboro, KYMoreland Park2pm-7pm
May 29thHenderson, KYDoc Hosbach Tennis Complex5:30pm-8pm
May 29thFrankfort, KYFranklin County High School6pm-8:30pm




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