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USTA 10 and Under Tennis at Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival in Florida

October 12, 2011 01:16 PM
GablesHispanicFestivalMusic, cultural exhibits and flying tennis balls will be featured on the streets of Coral Gables, Fla., on Oct. 22, 2011, at the 2nd Annual Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival, celebrating local area artists, folkloric dance and the best in Hispanic and Latin American cuisine.
USTA Florida staff will be set-up in the streets for the first time, introducing children to 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format.

USTA Florida información en Español: www.florida.usta.com/About-Us/en_espanol/.
"USTA Florida through its diversity efforts in recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month is participating for the first time in the Coral Gables Heritage Festival which includes an exhibit booth as well as providing a sample of USTA 10 and Under Tennis featuring the Quickstart format of play to the thousands of kids and their parents, in an exclusive area dedicated to children’s entertainment," says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator Shelly Licorish. "There is annual significant growth in the Hispanic community in Florida, as well as increases in spending power, which makes the community attractive to organizations of all kinds. We want to keep young children of all nationalities active, and USTA Florida is proud to be a part of this event."
10andunderlogowebUSTA 10 and Under Tennis featuring the QuickStart play format is designed for children featuring smaller court sizes, racquet sizes, foam and low-compression balls, a simple scoring system, and net heights 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. To see a video of 10 and Under Tennis in action or for more information, go to: http://10andundertennis.usta.com.
Presented by the Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation, the festival will also present "Taste of Culture," a VIP pavilion featuring culinary artists from Latin America showcasing the diverse flavors of traditional foods, as well as wine tastings from celebrated vineyards throughout Latin America. The "Latin Lounge" will also spotlight featured concoctions and Latin rhythms in a lounge setting.
The festival is held during Miami-Dade County's month-long celebration of Hispanic heritage month in the Miami area.
For more info go to www.gableshispanicfestival.com.
For information/contests in Spanish throughout October, go to www.facebook.com/ustaflorida





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