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Florida Tennis Briefs(2): Pensacola-area Adult Beginner Event, NEC Wheelchair Tour in Plantation

July 21, 2011 10:16 AM
The Club in Gulf Breeze to Host Free Beginners Tennis Event for Pensacola-area Players

Tennis Blast logo-GREEN--2.5-BLASTA free tennis event for beginning adult players, the USTA F.L. (Fun League) Tennis Blast will be held for Pensacola-area players at The Club in Gulf Breeze, Fla., from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011.

The Club is located at 1230 Crane Cove Boulevard in Gulf Breeze.

"All beginner and advanced-beginner players should join us for a night of tennis, and bring a friend," says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator for the Panhandle area George English. "The cost is free, and if players don't have a racquet, we will provide them."

The USTA F.L. (Fun League) Tennis Blast is geared toward all beginner and advanced-beginner (2.0-2.5 NTRP level) tennis players, featuring free pro instruction and fun round robin matches, and food and refreshments will be provided along with raffle prizes and gifts.
"We are pleased to be partnering with the USPTA and PTR club professionals to provide fun tennis for all those who are looking for a little exercise, camaraderie, and enjoyment of new friendships," said USTA Florida Director of Leagues Sandy Marshall.

Players will also receive information on USTA League play. USTA League is the country's largest recreational tennis league, helping more than 325,000 players nationwide get on the court, have a good time, and step up their game. The League is organized as competitive team match play, with teams made up of a minimum of 5-8 players depending upon division. Teams and matches are set up according to NTRP (National Tennis Rating Program) ratings, so teammates and opponents are at the same skill level, with leagues ranging from the 2.5 beginner level up to 5.0 advanced and Open divisions. The competition is exciting, the atmosphere is social, and since players compete on teams, they have a built-in cheering section.

To RSVP for the event contact Brian Sakey, head tennis professional, at briansakey1@yahoo.com or (850) 916-7946, ext. 3.

NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour Coming to Frank Veltri Center in Plantation, Fla.

NEC Wheelchair Tour logoThe City of Plantation's Frank Veltri Tennis Center will present 'The Wheelchair Tennis Exhibition By the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour' on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The Frank Veltri Tennis Center at Plantation Central Park will feature world-class tennis athletes demonstrating their abilities in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. The event is provided in partnership with the National Wheelchair Sports Fund of Boynton Beach, and the 2011 Team Navy and Coast Guard -- USOC Warrior Games, Colorado Springs, Co.

The Frank Veltri Tennis Center is a subdivision of the City of Plantation Parks and Recreation Department, located in Plantation Central Park. It is one of the largest public tennis facilities in South Florida with 26 lighted claycourts and two hardcourts. The facility was chosen as the USTA Organization of the Year in 1997 and USTA Facility of the Year in 2007.

The Frank Veltri Tennis Center also hosts many large national and international events such as the USTA Pro Circuit Men's $10,000 Futures, the Women's $25,000 Challenger, the USTA Girls 14 National Clay Court Championships, and is also the new home of the 2011 Orange Bowl Tennis Tournament.

For more event information go to www.plantationtennis.org.






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