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USTA Florida Kicks Off #U30Slam Series in Naples

June 30, 2014 01:56 PM
U30-graphicUSTA Florida is turning the Club at Mediterra all white this July, offering a fun cardio tennis event in honor of Wimbledon. The event is the first of three Grand Slam-themed events, known as the U30 Slam Series, the organization is hosting this summer to introduce young adults to the sport.

The All-White Cardio Tennis event will be held July 16th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and is designed to provide a fun-filled workout on the court for players of all abilities, and prizes for participants off the court.

Cost is just $5 for USTA Members and $10 for non-members. The first 25 participants to register and attend will receive an official Wimbledon sports bottle.


Organizers expect 40-50 participants for this event and hope it will build excitement for the three-part series.

"The best thing about these events is they were created and are being hosted by under-30 tennis professionals. We asked them to tell us what we needed to do differently to attract younger players. They came up with the ideas and we are simply providing the support," said Laura Bowen, director of marketing at USTA Florida.

"We're excited to host this first event in Naples," said Jon Call, director of tennis at Quail Creek Country Club, and organizer of the Wimbledon-themed Cardio Tennis event. "This area of Florida is well known as a great place for retirees, but there are a lot of young professionals here who are looking for new ways to get out, meet people, and be active. Tennis is the perfect way to do that."

Mediterra, a 5-star, private, member-owned country club community has been named the Collier County Community of the Year eight times in 12 years. The Club at Mediterra is a Platinum and Emerald Award winner.

"I am looking forward  to hosting this great event," said Mike Baldwin, host professional and director of tennis at The Sports Club at Mediterra, who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the event planning committee. "It is important that we keep growing the game of tennis while providing fun and exciting opportunities for both new and existing players."

The U30 Slams Series continues on August 2nd with a French Open-themed Slam in Tampa, and concludes with a "Tennis Under the Lights" US Open-themed event in Orlando near the end of August.

For more info on all U30 Slam Series events, visit http://www.ustaflorida.com/U30.

Follow the series on Twitter with hashtag #U30Slam.






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