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USTA Kids’ Day provides tennis, games, food & FUN

May 9, 2006 01:19 PM
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The first-ever Brevard County USTA Pro-Circuit event was complimented with a USTA Kids’ Day at the Kiwi Tennis Club Sunday, May 7.  With Tennis Block Party and Tennis on the Move games and equipment, the 150 kids were entertained throughout the afternoon, and special guest appearance by former WTA #9 Brenda Shultz-McCarthy was a treat for all in attendance!

Children rotated between seven stations, including a Hit-for-Prizes station!  There was a Ralleyball court where beginners competed against one another, and three courts were devoted to Tennis Block Party games such as Champion of the Court and Beat the Pro.

Ronald McDonald was there to meet and greet the kids, and McDonalds donated apple dippers!  Prizes were provided by Mercedes Homes, (Xbox 360,) Orlando Magic, (autographed Bo Outlaw ball,) USTA Florida and Wilson Sport Goods.

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The day was complete after a stretching session with personal trainer Loni Serven, and then the kids dashed to the stadium court for a dance contest and raffle, with the grand prize of an Xbox 360 with the new Topspin 2 game!

USTA Florida Community Coordinator Trina Singian put the event together, and she was very thankful for the help she received.

“Special thanks to nearby Community Coordinators Shelly Licorish and Janet Sprague for helping with the event!” Trina said.  “They definitely kept the day organized.  I really appreciated their help.  They are the best!”



Schedule of events for the weekend:
(Provided by Mike Cherry at Florida Todaymcherry@flatoday.net.)

  • Friday: Quarterfinal singles matches begin at 11 a.m. with a feature match at 5:30 p.m. This is the first day for paid admissions ($15 for quarterfinal day).
  • Saturday: The first singles and doubles semifinal session begins at 3 p.m. and costs $20. The feature semifinal singles and doubles start at 5:30 p.m., but have a separate admission ($100) that includes the MIMA Foundation cocktail party at 7 p.m. and a silent auction. The MIMA Foundation tournament, separate from the pro event, starts at 8 a.m.
  • Sunday: Tournament finals are at 1 p.m. Admission is $25. Earlier, there is a Mother's Day brunch at 11 a.m at the tournament site.

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