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Tamiami Park in Miami to Host Free Youth Tennis Event

February 11, 2010 06:00 PM
The Tamiami Park tennis center will host a free youth tennis event from 5-7 p.m. on March 6, 2010, as part of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Youth Registration drive. Kids will participate in games, experience QuickStart Tennis, and sign up for upcoming USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis leagues in 2010.

The events is free and open to the public. The QuickStart Tennis play format is tennis scaled to the size of the child, utilizing age-appropriate equipment, including smaller racquets, lower-bouncing balls and smaller courts. To see QuickStart Tennis in action go to http://consumers.quickstarttennis.com/

USTA Florida will be donating a portion of the proceeds from USTA Jr. Team Tennis league fee registrations state-wide from the USTA Youth Registration events to the Red Cross for its relief efforts in Haiti. For every player registered during the events, $5 dollars will be contributed to the American Red Cross.

"It's become clear that the earthquake disaster in Haiti has, in some way, had an impact on many of us in Florida, if not directly then certainly emotionally," said USTA Florida President Donn Davis. "By donating part of the proceeds from our USTA Jr. Team Tennis League fee registration to the Red Cross, USTA Florida members will participate in the relief effort and maybe equally as important, deliver an important message to our kids about helping others in need."

USTA Youth Registration is a grass-roots initiative from the USTA to grow tennis at the community level by promoting the fun and health benefits of tennis to youth.
For further information on this event contact USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Cathy Nordlund at (305) 252-6591 or nordlund@florida.usta.com.





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