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Florida Tennis Briefs: State Family Doubles Chp.; USTA School Registry Benefits

February 16, 2011 06:21 PM
USTA Florida State Family Doubles Championships in March

state-family-doubles-chp-loThe USTA Florida State Family Doubles Championships sponsored by Carter Electric is headed to Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 26-27, 2011. The event was last held in Orlando at Heathrow Country Club. Family doubles events include Father/Son, Mother/Daughter, Husband/Wife Open, Husband/Wife 45+, Father/Daughter, and Mother/Son.

Previous winners include the local favorite mother/son team of Rita and Paul Gladstone of Port Orange, the mother/daughter tandem of Nancy and Evin Prelec of Deland, and father/son duo of Dave and Aaron Brown of Port Orange.

"Daytona Beach is becoming very well known for the numerous state tennis championships that it hosts at the city-owned and operated Florida Tennis Center," said Tournament Director Dave Brown. "The State Family Doubles will be the newest addition to its already busy schedule."

Entries are accepted on-line at www.ustaflorida.com under the tournament searchable schedule. The event number is 153400001. The cost is $33.00 per person for the first event and $22.00 for an additional event.

The proceeds of the event will go to the Florida Tennis Center Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to introduce tennis to children under 10 years old through their free after-school Tennis Xpress program. The unique program uses USTA 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format, designed for children featuring 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.

For more information about the Family State Championships or the Florida Tennis Center Foundation please call Dave Brown at (386) 236-4292 or e-mail Dbrown@icihomes.com.  
     

USTA School Tennis Registry Offering Free Resources

school tennis bus graphicElementary, middle and high schools interested in offering physical education tennis classes or club tennis can receive free resources by registering their school at the USTA School Tennis registry website.

Schools can receive Laminated Station (and fitness) signs, a $20 retail value, and a School Handbook (previously the "adopt a school" handbook featuring school plans, courtyard game ideas, etc.). If the school is a USTA Organizational Member they will receive a Curriculum Guide, a $50 retail value, and discounted equipment from vendors such as Gamma, Prince, Dunlop, Wilson and Head/Penn. Schools order from the manufacturers directly using the pricing sheets which can be found at www.usta.com/equipmentdiscounts. Schools must use their organization member ID number on their order form. On-line ordering will also be available sometime in March through Tennis Warehouse.    

For more info on school tennis and the USTA School Tennis Registry go to www.usta.com/Youth-Tennis/Schools/SchoolsHome.


 
 

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