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Free Tennis Kids' Night Out on Tuesday at Kiwi USTA Pro Circuit Event

June 17, 2011 01:55 PM
MIMA Tennis Classic logo 2011The MIMA Foundation Men's Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Men's Pro Circuit event, will host a Kids' Night Out event on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Kiwi Tennis Club in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m., featuring on-court activities (from 6-7 p.m.) and games, prizes, food and drinks, and information on USTA 10 and Under Tennis and local Jr. Team Tennis league opportunities (from 7-8 p.m.).

"Kiwi Tennis Club has completed their blended QuickStart lines on the back three hardcourts for 10 and Under Tennis play, so we are excited to help unveil them at this free event for children during the USTA Pro Circuit event," said USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Molly Zimmer.

Kiwi Tennis Club looks forward to debuting the newly-lined courts for children, and giving families an up-close look at professional tennis.

"The Kids' Night Out event will be a great opportunity to get kids excited about summer tennis activities in our community," said MIMA Foundation Executive Director Holly Baney. "Dawn Bray, the head tennis professional at Kiwi Tennis Club will be coordinating fun on-court activities and providing information about summer programs. Following tennis there will be prizes, pizza and treats. This will happen during an evening feature match so that parents can come out and watch the match while their kids have fun. This is a wonderful opportunity for current and new fans of tennis to experience the excitement and intensity of professional men's tennis right here in Brevard County."

Bray added, "We are particularly proud that several juniors that train at Kiwi are now playing at a professional event at our own facility. Jakob Kolb and Sam Stember are playing in qualifying and Robbie Dubuque received a wildcard into the main draw. Joey Jones, a teaching pro at Kiwi Tennis Club, is also playing in qualifying."

Qualifying rounds for the tournament began Friday, June 17, and end on Monday. On Sunday the tournament will also host a Father's Day event. Monday at 6 p.m. is the Player's Party featuring Karaoke and a buffet (advanced tickets required); Wednesday is Ladies Night featuring a Ladies Pro Am at 6 p.m. (advanced sign-up required); Thursday is Wimbledon Day (wear white and get a free glass of wine or beer) and Kiwi Member Appreciation Night; and admission to the tournament is free until Friday-Sunday play (June 24 to the finals on the 26th) when tickets are required.

This is the inaugural year for the MIMA Foundation Men's Pro Tennis Classic, which offers players $10,000 in prize money. Among the main draw players accepted are Jesse Levine, and college stars Austin Krajicek and Alex Domijan.

"With the success of the USTA Pro Women's Tennis in Brevard, the USTA determined that this would be the perfect location to add to the schedule," Baney said.

The MIMA Foundation of Brevard, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization serving the Brevard County community through targeted community initiatives, grants that assist patients during times of challenged health such as cancer treatment, and educational programs for aspiring nurses. Programs like the Foundation's Healthcare Career Scholarship Fund have provided more than $200,000 in scholarships and endowments to aspiring healthcare professionals. For more information go to www.mimafoundation.org.

For ticket or more tournament information, go to http://blog.mimafoundationtennisclassic.org/mens-tickets/.
 
 
 

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