USTA Eastern Section has joined USTA National in an effort to thank our nation’s veterans for giving so much to insure our freedom. Surrounding this Veterans Day, park and recreation departments across the country will be teaming up with local USTA organization members to host Military Family Tennis Play Days on community courts across the country. The goal of the project is for communities to reach out to local military and veteran families and invite them to a complimentary community tennis play day.
“We are encouraging Parks and Recreation Departments to offer Play Days on, or around, Veterans Day to thank the Veteran and Military families in their communities for their service to our country," said USTA’s Tennis in the Parks National Chair Mary Henderson.
Public parks have played a huge role in making tennis more accessible to children and their families. In fact, 70 percent of tennis is played on public courts and tennis is the only traditional sport that has shown growth over the last eight years.
Nassau County, the USTA Eastern Section Long Island Region, the United States Professional Tennis Association Eastern Division and local organizations and schools will bring free lessons to all veterans and active military families–adults and children on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Eisenhower Park Tennis Center.
For more information, contact Bill Mecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.