Throughout the month of September, there will be thousands of opportunities to get your whole family active and involved in the sport for a lifetime, as the USTA will be hosting Tennis Play Day Events in communities all over the country. Wherever you live, there’s sure to be an event near you. These free, fun events are a great way to introduce your kids to tennis and its life-long benefits.
Studies have shown that an early, positive experience in sports is vital for the healthy development of kids, creating a lifelong commitment to an active lifestyle. Physical inactivity has been a growing epidemic, creating an epidemic of childhood obesity. The USTA has made a commitment to reach out to children and encourage an active lifestyle, so that they can learn to love physical activity and participate in sports for life.
Youth tennis today is much easier to learn, as the game has been sized right for those 10 and under. Balls bounce lower and move slower, making them easier to hit. Kids’ tennis racquets are sized for small hands and are easier to grip and swing. And the court size is smaller and easier for the child to cover.
All that has made the sport more accessible and enjoyable, and these free Tennis Play Days are designed to get kids into tennis in a fun, pressure-free environment Nickelodeon will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Worldwide Day of Play on September 21st at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., and tennis will take center stage during the celebration. If you’re looking to have fun with your family and introduce your kids to a healthy, lifetime sport, make sure to get to a free Tennis Play day during the month of September.