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Florida Tennis Briefs(4): Orlando Cardio, Charity Tourneys, 10-U PlayDays

February 16, 2012 05:15 PM
Cardio Tennis Logo resized.jpgOrlando to Host Cardio Tennis Training Course Feb. 28

A Cardio Tennis Training Course will be held in Orlando at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on Feb. 28, 2012, presented by Michelle Krause.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at a cost of $140, and the registration fee includes lunch, a manual, a music CD, drill DVD's and more.

"Cardio Tennis has truly become the 'Third way to play tennis,'" Krause says. "Research shows today's active consumer is looking for fun social group activities where they can get a great workout in a short period of time. Cardio Tennis is the answer."

The course teaches the fundamentals of Cardio Tennis, including: What is Cardio Tennis, its purpose and benefits; The six components of Cardio Tennis; Key ingredients of a healthy curriculum; The importance of heart rate monitors and how to use them; Proper warm-up activities, Cardio games and drills, cool down activities and cardio blasts; Drill-based vs. play-based exercises; Marketing and Making Money; Tools for success; and How to market and make money with Cardio Tennis. 
For more info go to http://tennisindustry.org/newsletter/alerts/cardio/ctworkshop022812.htm.

Bolles, San Jose Events Added to Jacksonville Orange Ball PlayDay Tennis Schedule

10_UnderPlayDaysThe Bolles School and San Jose Country Club have joined Oakleaf Plantation, Julington Creek Plantation and Eagle Harbor Country Club in the Jacksonville area as sites for the 2012 10 and Under Tennis Orange Ball PlayDay circuit.

The Bolles School event date is TBA, and the San Jose Country Club event will be held on Dec. 1.

The debut Orange Ball PlayDay circuit of events features at least one event a month in the Jacksonville area from January through December.

"The 10 and Under Orange Ball PlayDay circuit is excited to add two high-profile facilities located in the middle of Jacksonville to this program which introduces kids to basic tennis competition," said organizer Randy Jenks. "We utilize court monitors on every bank of two courts in order to help kids learn scoring, rules, etiquette, etc."

10 and Under Tennis Play Days are great ways for kids age 10 and under to play tennis in a fun, non-threatening, non-elimination, competitive environment. Over the duration of a few hours, a Play Day allows kids to experience serving, rallying, and scoring in an informal competition.

Other event dates remaining in 2012 are March 17, April 21, May 12, and June 23 at Julington Creek; July 14 at Oakleaf Plantation; and Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 at Eagle Harbor. Each event will be 2 to 2-1/2 hours.

For more info go to www.courtsideusa.com/communities/jacksonville/ or email rjenks@hamptongolfclubs.com.

8th Annual USPTA Champion of Champions Tennis Tournament at Daytona Beach

USPTA_logoThe 8th Annual USPTA Champion of Champions Tennis Tournament will be held on March 3-4, 2012, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.

"The event brings together tennis clubs from all over Volusia and Flagler counties, and participants compete for the honor of winning and displaying the Champion of Champions Cup for one year, which will distinguish their club as the reigning tennis champions for entire area," said organizer Dave Brown.

The tournament benefits The Volusia Literacy Council. Players must be members or employees of the club they are representing. Independent players are welcome (space available). The team format features all doubles play in main draw and consolation.

A total team from each participating club will consist of 18 men and 18 women (one doubles team at each of the following levels: 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, Open, and Men's and Women's 50+ and 60+ and 70+). Current G.V.T.L. rating or Club Pro ratings to be used.

A player party will be held at Florida Tennis Center from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, with the semifinals and finals on Sunday. The cost is $33 per person, and entry is online at www.ustaflorida.com, clicking on adult tournaments in the March tournament section. The entry deadline is midnight on Feb. 29.

For more info contact Dave Brown at DBrown@icihomes.com.

Deerwood Tennis Tournament in Jacksonville to Fight Cancer

Cancer research and care will be the beneficiary when Deerwood Country Club in Jacksonville, Fla., serves-up its 2nd annual "Serving Up A Cure" Tennis Tournament on April 20-22, 2012.

The event will feature men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles in various divisions, with players guaranteed two matches of play on Friday and Saturday.

The $120 per team entry fee also covers entry to the "Party to Ace Cancer" Saturday evening event, the Dartfish Video Biomechanical Stroke Analysis, free massage and athletic trainer services, lunch, refreshments, tournament t-shirt and goodie bag, and more.

"Our party on Saturday night, graciously sponsored by Cantina Laredo, is going to be a night for tennis and charity that Jacksonville hasn't seen in quite some time," said tournament organizer Bill Sharp. "Cantina Laredo's dinner combined with the band Big Al and the Kaholics with be quite a gala."

Sharp says the lower divisions will offer great camaraderie and social play while the top divisions will feature competitive players from Jacksonville and the state of Florida.

"Having played in some very nice tennis tournaments throughout the years, when Brian Monroe and I got together and said 'Let's do this,' we started this event with a goal to have players and spectators walk away from our event saying, 'This was the best tennis tournament I have ever attended,'" Sharp said. "Our executive committee's attention to detail with this year's event has had this in mind throughout every planning step along the way. I expect top talent from all over as well as clubs from out of town, to attend the event."

For more info go to www.servingupacure.com.






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