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March Social for Young Professional Tennis Lovers in Jacksonville

February 18, 2010 06:00 PM
USTA Florida is teaming with the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation (MWKF) and its NETworkers Young Professionals Group to support the MWKF and also spread the word about the new co-ed USTA Flex League for young professionals, 'Setless in Jacksonville.' The NETworkers Young Professionals Group will host a social at O'Brothers Irish Pub on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Jacksonville.

The co-ed 'Setless in Jacksonville' league is an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends of the opposite sex, have fun and play tennis in a beginner-to-intermediate level league. USTA Florida Flex League packages the sociability and fun of organized league tennis into a flexible schedule so everyone, regardless of time constraints and ability, can play. The Flex League format groups players of similar ability together in a league that allows participants to schedule matches on their own terms.

The Setless in Jacksonville league will be co-ed doubles-only for ages 21-40 for beginner and intermediate players.
"This league is going to be a great way for young professionals to play tennis, meet new people, and have fun," says Amanda Becker, USTA Florida tennis program coordinator for Northeast Florida. "The flexibility of it makes it perfect for any player at a beginner to intermediate level and it is one of the first tennis leagues ever to be offered that is co-ed."

Setless in Jacksonville league players will play approximately 6-8 matches in an eight-week period. For additional info contact USTA Florida Jacksonville Local Tennis Organizer Jodi Pfile at ustaflexjax@gmail.com. For general info on Flex Leagues go to www.ustaflex.com.

USTA Flex Leagues and the Setless in Jacksonville flight is the official tennis league of Jacksonville Scene (www.jacksonvillescene.com) which offers sports leagues and other fun events for young adults in the area.

The MWKF promotes academic achievement and positive life skills in Jacksonville youth through the game of tennis. MWKF's signature after-school program, TnT (Tennis and Tutoring), is a comprehensive program for students in first grade through high school. MWKF offers additional youth-development programs which include Camp Dynamite, the 6-week summer version of TnT, a competitive tennis program for those competing in Grand-Prix and USTA tournaments, and numerous outreach programs and volunteer opportunities throughout the Jacksonville area.

"NETworkers is the official group of young professionals of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation," says the MWKF's Erika White. "We offer community-minded young professionals a chance to give back while benefiting from social networking and professional development opportunities, volunteerism and of course...tennis."

MWKF was founded in 1997 by former Wimbledon finalist MaliVai Washington. The mission of the MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation is to work with Jacksonville at-risk youth to develop champions in classrooms, on tennis courts and throughout communities.

For more information about this event, go to www.malwashington.com or contact Erika White at (904) 359-KIDS (5437) or erika@malwashington.com.






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