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QuickStart Tennis Jamboree in Jacksonville, Free to Public

November 18, 2009 06:00 PM

A QuickStart Tennis Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in Jacksonville, Fla., from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Deerwood Country Club. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature various stations where kids ages 6-10 can get a first look at QuickStart Tennis and also the USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis league.

Parents are also encouraged to stay for the jamboree and learn more about this new format of play and how to get their kids involved in the game.

"This is going to be a fun morning that no child is going to want to miss," says Amanda Becker, tennis program coordinator for USTA Florida, serving Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay counties. "QuickStart Tennis is like the T-Ball version of baseball and makes tennis a team sport."

To register your child for this event please call the Deerwood Pro Shop at (904) 997-2004.

The QuickStart Tennis format is a new way for kids 10-and-under to learn and play the game. The smaller court sizes, the racquet sizes, foam and decompressed balls, the scoring system, even the net height has been adjusted to ease kids into the sport.

"This new tennis format is tailor-made for kids," Becker says. "And when all these elements are used together, it truly works. Any child between ages five and 10 can start playing tennis almost immediately, even if he or she has never picked up a racquet before."

The QuickStart format stresses the importance of play and team competition, and since most kids love team sports, this new format is now part of the USTA Jr. Team Tennis league. Kids will now have the opportunity to play with their friends while developing their skills.

Sponsors of the QuickStart Tennis Jamboree are Firehouse Subs, World Imports Cars, Jacksonville Orthopaedic, Deerwood Country Club and Witt Tennis Training -- The Next Level.

For info on QuickStart Tennis in Northeast Florida e-mail becker@florida.usta.com. For more info on QuickStart Tennis and to see a video of kids in action, go to http://consumers.quickstarttennis.com/






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