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Free Miami, Orlando Tennis Festivals Celebrating 'Tenis para Todos'

September 19, 2014 09:14 AM
07-13-USTA-TENIS-PARA-TODOS-DESIGN_COParks and facilities in Miami and Orlando will host free tennis festivals in partnership with the USTA Florida Hispanic outreach initiative 'Tenis para Todos,' or Tennis for Everyone, in September and October.

In the Miami area, Goodlet Park in Hialeah and JD Redd Park in Homestead will host free family festivals and are inviting individuals in the community to come out, try tennis and enjoy a few hours of fun with their families and friends. These free events will feature games and prizes, on-court games, raffles and competitions for all ages and levels of play.

"We hope everyone comes out for these free tennis festivals, which are a wonderful way to introduce kids -- and their parents -- to the lifetime sport of tennis," says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Cathy Nordlund. "We like to offer people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to learn and enjoy the benefits of the game through family events open to all."

In the Orlando area, four facilities listed below will host events. Tenis Para Todos was launched last year to increase the participation of the Hispanic community in tennis. An ever-increasing number of individuals from Central Florida have started to play the sport of a lifetime and have registered to the different programs offered at the participating facilities.

"This is our second year participating in the Tennis Para Todos initiative and it has been very successful for us," says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Shelly Licorish. "We have seen growth in our tennis programs and more community involvement in all our events at these four facilities."

Event dates and facilities:

Sept. 27 -- Goodlet Park, Hialeah, Fla.
Time: 2:00-4:00PM
Register: https://goodletfestival.eventbrite.com

Sept. 27 -- Fort Gatlin Recreation Center, Orlando, Fla.
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Register: https://fortgatlinplayday.eventbrite.com

Sept. 27 -- Lake Cane Tennis Center, Orlando, Fla.
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Register: https://lakecaneplayday.eventbrite.com

Oct. 11 -- JD Redd Park, Homestead, Fla.
Time: 1:00-3:00PM
Register: https://jdreddfestival.eventbrite.com

Oct. 18 -- Oak Street Park, Kissimmee, Fla.
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Register: http://oakstreetplayday.eventbrite.com

Oct. 19 -- Lakeside Community Park, Kissimmee, Fla. 
Time: 1:30-3:00pm
Register: http://lakesideplayday.eventbrite.com

A full list of events is posted at: http://www.ustaflorida.com/events or www.tenisparatodos.com/eventos.

For more information on Tenis Para Todos visit: www.ustaflorida.com or www.tenisparatodos.com






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