1 am: 56°FClear

3 am: 53°FClear

5 am: 51°FClear

7 am: 49°FSunny

More Weather

Park offering free tennis Saturday during Worldwide Day of Play

Sep. 23, 2013 @ 04:27 PM

HUNTINGTON —  The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District will host a USTA Free Tennis Play Event in celebration of Nickelodeon's 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at The Ritter Park Tennis Center as part of a nationwide effort to get kids active and involved in tennis during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September.

There will be thousands of tennis events throughout the country, each showcasing how fun and easy it now is for families to get into the sport, as well as providing a great way for parents to spend time with their kids while keeping them active.

 “From the Couch to the Court,” is an event that will feature a free game of tennis at  the park’s 11 court facility. The kids will volley and play matches in a non-competitive atmosphere with pros and learn some skills.  Refreshments will be served and the kids will get a free prize for participation.

With tennis properly scaled for age, kids play on shorter courts, with smaller racquets, and slower, lower-bouncing balls. Kids are able to play tennis made just for them, so they have a great time with the game and want to keep playing and improving.

"USTA Free Tennis Play Events are a great opportunity to get kids active and to encourage them to lead a healthy lifestyle during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month," said Kurt Kamperman, USTA Chief Executive, Community Tennis. "In addition, these events provide a fantastic platform to showcase the fun and excitement of youth tennis, and will encourage families to get involved in the sport."

To learn more about USTA Free Tennis Play Events, please visit www.youthtennis.com.