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Masters Tennis Demo Leading to 2014 Debut at Senior Games

December 12, 2013 02:06 PM
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Lyn Bruner (center) working with players participating in the demo
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Masters Tennis, the new short-court format for senior players debuted as an exhibition sport on Dec. 10-11, 2013 at the Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, held at Three Oaks Community Park in Fort Myers.

In 2014 Masters Tennis will be included in the regular sport line-up for the senior games.

“The players got a good exposure to Masters Tennis, and many said they would be back the next day,” said organizer Lyn Bruner. “We had a good number seeing the exhibition during the mixed doubles on the second day.”

The demo days were held through a partnership with the Florida Sports Foundation and the United States Tennis Association-Florida Section (USTA Florida).

"It is always exciting to introduce new opportunities for our athletes to compete, whether it is a new sport or a variation of a sport," said FSF Senior Vice President Stephen Rodriguez.

Masters Tennis is tennis played on a smaller 60-foot court with a lower-compression ball and a lighter racquet, or participants can use their regular racquet. The game has simpler numerical scoring, using the 1-2-3-4 system. The first person or team winning four points wins the game. The first person or team winning 6 games wins the match.

"Masters Tennis is a great way to continue enjoying playing tennis using a smaller court and slower balls as we age or have injuries," said USTA Florida Executive Director Doug Booth. "It still allows a great workout because rallies last longer using the modified format. This allows tennis to be a true lifetime sport."

For more about Florida Senior Games Tennis visit www.flasports.com. For more info on Masters Tennis go to www.MastersTennisFlorida.com.

 

 

 

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