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Florida Tennis Briefs(3): Flagler 10-U; Key Biscayne Charity Event; PTR

April 28, 2011 04:11 PM
Flagler Beach Hosting Free 10-Under Tennis Kick-off Event
 
Wadsworth Park in Flagler Beach, Fla., will host a 10 and Under Tennis Summer Kick-off event, free to children age 10 and under and their families, on May 14, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. The Tennis Courts at Wadsworth Park are located at 2200 Moody Blvd. in Flagler Beach.
 
10andunderlogo_stack_4c-201The afternoon of tennis and fun will include a “Hit for Prizes,” other games, give-aways and much more. Information will also be available for the local summer season of the USTA Jr. Team Tennis league, which features divisions for 8-and-under and 10-and-under children.
 
The 8-and-under division children will compete on 36-foot courts utilizing USTA 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format, while the 10-and-under children will compete on 60-foot courts.
 
USTA 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format is designed for children utilizing smaller court sizes, racquet sizes, low-compression balls, a simple scoring system, and net heights adjusted to ease kids into the sport. Similar mini-tennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where stars such as Roger Federer, Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with age-adjusted racquets, balls and court sizes. To see a video of 10 and Under Tennis in action go to: http://10andundertennis.usta.com.
 
The event is free, but participants must register in advance. Please register online at http://flaglerjtt.eventbrite.com.
 
 
Tennis Tournament on Key Biscayne to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Miami
 
The 3rd Annual Marissa Nestor Invitational Tennis Tournament, presented by The Beauty Prescription and benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Association of Miami, Inc., will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Fla.
 
Hosted by Eva Ritvo, M.D., and Jason Starkman, with tennis coordinators Daniel Capote and Dean Goldfine, the event is a fun-filled day of tennis raising money to help children and adults with disabilities in the Miami area.
 
The event features singles and doubles, opportunities to play with tennis pros, a silent auction and raffle, awards luncheon, and the final contested on the stadium court. Singles entry fee is $85, and $150 for doubles teams. The awards luncheon is $50, and $15 for children. Registration opens at 8 a.m., with the tournament beginning at 9 a.m., and the awards luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
 
Proceeds raised from this event will go towards supporting UCP of Miami, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to positively affect the quality of life of people with cerebral palsy, other developmental disabilities and their family members, as well as people with similar needs, such as the frail elderly, by providing support and services which aide in the achievement of their goals and desires.
 
For more information on this event, please contact Jessica Dominguez at (305) 325-9018 or by e-mail at Jessica.Dominguez@ucpsouthflorida.org, or to register online go to ucpsouthflorida.org.
 
 
PTR to Host Tennis Club Owners, Facility Managers Conference
 
PTR.jpgProfessional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its third Tennis Club Owners and Facility Managers Conference on Oct. 5-7, 2011, at Crowne Plaza Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC. The three-day event has been designed specifically for tennis club owners, managers, directors of tennis and those who aspire to expand their tennis business acumen.
 
Presentations and breakout sessions will include relevant topics such as Customer Service, Programming to Fill Courts, Pro Compensation for Maximizing Productivity, Marketing Your Club &?Programs, Grants for 36’ and 60’ Courts, Going Green, Evaluating Your Staff, Federal Labor Laws and Your Pros, Court and Facility Maintenance, Creating/Improving Your Website and Social Networking, and more.
 
Doug Cash, one of the nation’s top club consultants, will be the conference facilitator. Others providing their expertise to the program include USTA’s Kurt Kamperman, TIA Executive Director Jolyn De Boer, Ed Montecalvo of Lee Tennis, DecoTurf’s Tom Magner and Tim Wilkison, formerly known as “Dr. Dirt,” owner of Salisbury Tennis Academy.
 
The conference program starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and runs through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. The cost, $395 before August 1, $445 after August 1, includes all workshops, Cardio Tennis workouts and vendor exhibits. Additional attendees from the same club are only $349 each. 
 
For more complete information or registration, contact PTR at (800) 421-6289 or visit www.ptrtennis.org.
 
 

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