For the past several years, Long Island Tennis Magazine has teamed with USTA Long Island to bring free tennis events to young players across Long Island. These Kids Days events were designed to provide a fun and safe tennis environment for local groups and organizations with a focus on introducing the sport of tennis to many children who otherwise would not be able to afford to play. The events took a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic in 2020, but will return in 2021 with three separate Kids Days this summer.
“After a one year absence due to the pandemic, our LI Council is once again proud to sponsor LI Kids' days here on Long Island,” said Jonathan Klee, USTA Long Island Region Council Chair. “These grassroots events allow us to bring the joy of tennis to many kids who otherwise may have never been exposed to the game, and gives them an opportunity to play at different venues across Long Island.”
The first of these three events will be held on Wednesday, July 14 at LuHi Summer Programs in Brookville. There will be on-court tennis activities being taught by tennis professionals, plus a multitude of off-court games and activities. There will be great prizes for all, and attendees will get the opportunity to view a spectacular BMX Bike Show after the tennis portion of the event has finished.
The Kids Days move to the beautiful setting of North Hills Country Club in Manhasset on Monday, August 2. From 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., everyone can enjoy a day of tennis and other fun activities such as a dunk tank, face-painting, a DJ, tons of great prizes and other games. There will once again be on-court tennis instruction from trained professionals to teach tennis in a fun way.
Shifting to Suffolk County for the third and final event of the summer, The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack will once again host Suffolk County Kids Day. Kids will have a chance to play tennis on courts with a rich tennis history, and The Hamlet event features the appearance of a massive bounce house that will reside on The Hamlet’s famed Center Court.
“Nassau County has two new locations in LuHi and North Hills Country Club, and we are thankful that The Hamlet Golf & Country Club will once again host our Suffolk event,” added Klee. “The volunteers really come out and make sure that the kids not only enjoy the tennis but make sure they have a special day of fun with all different activities mixed in.”
Long Island Tennis Magazine is once again proud to collaborate with USTA Long Island to put on these events, and provide a fun learning environment to introduce the great sport of tennis to more and more players in our community. The events are completely free and provide fun for all ages and skill levels. There is food, drinks and prizes provided for the kids’ at all three events.
If you are a group or organization interested in taking part in the two Kids Days in Nassau County, contact Hillary Bressler at Hbressler@cmttennis.com. For the Suffolk County event, contact Michelle Stoerback at MStoerback@sportimeny.com.
For general inquiries and more information on the Kids Days, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.