World Tennis Day was supposed to be celebrated in Missoula last Saturday, but due to the blizzard and all, it’s been pushed back to this Saturday.
That’s March 8. Here are the details:
March 3, 2013 – The USTA-Montana will host a Tennis Play Day on Saturday, March 8 at University of Montana’s Schreiber Gym (32 Campus Drive) from 9-11am in celebration of World Tennis Day, a nationwide effort to get kids excited and active in tennis. Play Days are a great way for Kids 10 and Under to play tennis in a fun, non-threatening, non-elimination and competitive environment.
Register at www.MontanaTennis.org (Youth Tennis Page) or on the day of the event. Cost: $5 per player.
Studies have shown that an early, positive experience in sports is vital to combatting physical inactivity and creating a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle. 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 allow parents to sign up their children for spring and summer tennis programs.
“USTA Tennis Play Events provide an opportunity to engage children in a fun environment, as well as inspiring them to love physical activity and sports for life,” said Kurt Kamperman, USTA Chief Executive, Community Tennis. “These efforts are part of USTA’s strong commitment to making it easier for kids to get into the game—and stay in the game.”
World Tennis Day on March 3 serves as a kick-off to the Play Events. It is a celebration of tennis around the world that includes professional tennis matches in New York City, Hong Kong and London. The World Tennis Day celebration in New York’s Madison Square Garden will feature Novak Djokovic squaring off against Andy Murray, and Bob and Mike Bryan taking on John and Patrick McEnroe.
To learn more about USTA-Montana Tennis Play Events, please visit www.MontanaTennis.org.