After stopping in Indian Wells, Calif. last month, the Sportime World Tour made its way across the Atlantic Ocean and into Paris for a French Open-themed event at Sportime Roslyn.
The fourth stop of the Sportime World Tour brought in a Parisian theme, where five courts of play available where Sportime instructors conducted a number of drills, lessons and games, as the kids in attendance made their way from station to station.
“It was a pretty amazing turnout,” said Jordie Dolberg, director of tennis at Sportime Roslyn. “It was great to see this … many kinds enjoying themselves playing tennis. This is why I do what I do.”
Going along with the theme of the French Open, each participant received an exclusive French passport upon arrival and were greeted by the Eiffel Tower which stood outside the playing courts. With the weather being nicer than the previous Sportime World Tour events, a dunk tank and bounce house were set up outside for some fun in the beautiful summer weather. All in attendance were able to enjoy the French-style cuisine that included a chocolate fountain for desert.
“To have this many kids here in Roslyn is really exciting for us here at the club,” said Jay Harris, general manager of Sportime Roslyn. “It’s just a great experience for our staff and for all the kids. Taking part in different tennis workouts, the bounce house and the dunk tank … it’s a carnival atmosphere at the tennis level. We love it, and I think the kids are loving it too.”
Credit all photos to Samantha Sklar, Sarah Sklar & Alyssa Gorman
Brian Coleman is the Senior Editor for Long Island Tennis Magazine. He may be reached at email@example.com.