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Plant City Tennis Center to Host 10-Under Play Day

August 6, 2012 04:24 PM
10_UnderPlayDaysThe Plant City Tennis Center in Plant City, Fla., will host a 10 and Under Tennis Play Day, open to the public, on Aug. 11, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The $10 registration fee includes snacks, give-aways and more.

"With summer winding down, participating in your local Play Day is a great way to put those summer camp skills to use," says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Carla Williams. "Head over to the beautiful Plant City Tennis Center to have some friendly competition and get ready for the upcoming Fall Jr. Team Tennis season. Tennis is a great sports option for children this fall."

The event will utilize the USTA 10 and Under Tennis format, which allows smaller children to emulate adult play on smaller court sizes, with racquet sizes that fit their hands, foam and low-compression balls, a simple scoring system, all adjusted to ease kids into the sport. Similar mini-tennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where current stars such as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with age-adjusted racquets, balls and court sizes.

Information will also be available for parents and players on local USTA Florida Jr. Team Tennis leagues and other play opportunities.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis (JTT) brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. It is designed for kids ages 5-18, and matches can be held anywhere from a local park or school to a commercial or private club.
 
JTT teams are co-ed and divided by the play levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and utilize the 10 and Under Tennis format for the 10-under and 8-under leagues.

For more details or to register, contact Shane at sjohnson@plantcitygov.com, and visit www.facebook.com/USTAFloridaRegion3.

 
 

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