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National Public Parks Tennis Association Launches Website

May 21, 2008 09:37 AM

The National Public Parks Tennis Association (NPPTA) is announcing the launch of their new Web site, www.nppta.com. The site which was created by The Active Network, Inc. (www.activenetwork.com), is aimed at increasing tennis participation and awareness of tennis in public parks.

The goal of the Web site is to promote public park tennis tournaments, provide an entry system to the National Public Parks Tennis Championships (NPPTC) being held in New Orleans, LA, July 21-29, 2008 and to create a history of tennis in the public parks. Tennis Directors in park and recreation agencies can also visit the site to register their facility to host a public parks tennis tournament in their local area.

The NPPTA is networking with park and recreation agencies to enhance the visibility and opportunities to play tennis in those communities. The NPPTA has a tradition of advocating tennis facility improvements in communities throughout the country.

The NPPTA was founded in 1923 by Dwight F. Davis, who was serving at the same time as President of the United States Lawn Tennis Association. Dwight Davis began his legacy of public parks tennis support, when he became the City Park Commissioner of St. Louis, MO from 1911 to 1915. The first NPPTC was held in St. Louis, MO in 1923.

There are many players who participate in the NPPTC each year, and look forward to the camaraderie and friendly atmosphere that is a trademark of this event. The social activities provide a tradition of friendship and sportsmanship that take the players from the competition on the courts to the valued evening events.

The NPPTA volunteer Board of Directors promotes its mission: To facilitate and advocate grassroots tennis support for the continued maintenance and programming at public park tennis facilities in communities across the country and to create an opportunity for people of all ages to try the game of tennis and play it for life.

For more information about the 2008 National Public Parks Tennis Championships, go to www.firstservetournaments.com.


Contact: Ken McAllister at (512) 443-1334 x 201
Marcia Bach at (952) 563-8886

National Public Parks Tennis Association
1800 West Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
(952) 563-8886




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