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USTA Florida to Bring Series of Tennis Play Days to Miami

February 24, 2014 10:56 AM
march-play-days-mediawallMiami-area tennis facilities will host Tennis Play Days during the months of March and April in an extended celebration of World Tennis Day on March 3.

The events introduce children to the excitement of tennis competition in a low-pressure setting of organized play, with rotation of opponents and short continuous matches over a two- to three-hour period.

"Play Days are a great transition for kids to team tennis and tournaments as they provide them with the opportunity to improve their game in a competitive environment with players of their same level, and where results are not reported," says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator for the Miami area Cathy Nordlund. "Kids new to the game can pick up tennis right away with the youth tennis equipment designed to ease them into the game, including smaller racquets, lower-bouncing balls and smaller court sizes."

For more information about the new way for kids to learn the game of tennis, go to www.youthtennis.com.

Kids of all levels and ages are welcome to the events that will showcase the "red" and "orange" lower-bouncing balls on 36-foot and 60-foot courts for children age 10 and under. Both members and non-members of the USTA can participate, and USTA members will receive a discount on the registration fee.

World Tennis Day on March 3 is the international effort to get kids excited and active in tennis. It is a celebration of tennis around the world that includes professional tennis matches in New York City, Hong Kong and London. The televised World Tennis Day celebration at New York's Madison Square Garden on March 3 will feature Novak Djokovic squaring off against Andy Murray, and Bob and Mike Bryan taking on John and Patrick McEnroe.

More than a thousand facilities will host USTA Tennis Play Events this March, each showcasing how fun and easy it now is for families to get into the sport. These events will also allow parents to sign up their children for spring and summer tennis programs.

Events Details (please contact the facility directly to register):

Saturday, March 1
Time: 1 p.m.
Sans Souci Tennis Center
1795 Sans Souci Boulevard
North Miami, FL 33181

Ross Dubins
ross10is@bellsouth.net, (305) 893-7130

Saturday, March 8
Time: 1 p.m.
Ron Ehmann Park
10995 S.W. 97 AVE.
Miami, FL 33176

Niurka Sodupe
tennisadvantageofmiami@gmail.com, (305) 812-5450
Cost: FREE

Saturday, March 8
Time: 12-2:30 p.m.
West Miami Recreation Center
1700 SW 62 ave
Miami, Fl 33144

Pablo Lorenzana
pablo@wildaboutsports.org, (305) 318-3308

Sunday, March 9
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Williams Island
5500 Island Boulevard
Aventura, FL 33160

Martin Carenko
mcarenko@hotmail.com, (561) 856-1478

Saturday, March 15
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Goodlet Park
4200 West 8 Ave
Hialeah, Fl 33012

Ricky Martinez
topspinmiami@yahoo.com, (305) 298-5176

Sunday, March 16
Time: 3 p.m.
Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club
501 Diplomat Parkway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Ivan Kostic
info@atp1tennis, (954) 258-0590

Sunday, April 6
Time: 11 a.m.
Michael-Ann Russell JCC
18900 NE 25th Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33180

Donna Toleffsen
dtustajrtennis@aol.com, (305) 932-4200 #160

Saturday, April 27
Turnberry Isle Tennis
19735 Turnberry Way
Aventura, FL 33180

Eduardo Gomez
info@canastennis.com, (786) 312-0128

For more information please visit www.ustaflorida.com/youthtennis or contact Cathy Nordlund at nordlund@florida.usta.com.


 
 

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