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USTA Grant Converts Courts At Lexington's St. Joseph Hospital

August 14, 2012 12:10 PM
In a partnership with Saint Joseph Hospital, the Saint Joseph 10 and Under Tennis facility court conversion was paid for by a grant from USTA Southern, the USTA and Bluegrass Tennis Association, making it one of the first in the Lexington, Ky.
The facility had two courts that needed refurbishing and resurfacing. The courts were converted to four permanent 36’ courts and a 78’ court with 60’ blended lines for play using the USTA’s newest initiative 10 and Under Tennis. The nationwide program is designed to get kids playing with age-appropriate courts sizes, racquets, balls, nets and rules.
The court conversion ceremony on Monday, Aug. 13, was hosted by USTA Southern and USTA Kentucky staff, Saint Joseph Hospital Vice President of Ancillary Services Dent Smith and Executive Director of Facilities James Newton.
Bluegrass Tennis Association, chosen to run the tennis programs, brought some of their 10 and under players to demonstrate their skills at the ceremony. Their plan is to market and promote such events as USTA Play Days, parent/child events, Hispanic Outreach and, eventually, a Jr. Team Tennis league.
Click here for a photo gallery of the event.



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