Get out and play - Celebrate National Tennis Month this May!

A fun way to try tennis!


Tennis is the perfect sport to pick up and start playing—It's safe, easy to learn AND good for you. And, that's why we're hosting FREE or low-cost tennis events around the Midwest for kids and adults to go out and try tennis.


Whether it’s your first time on the court or you’re returning to the game, we welcome you to come out and give it a shot. The best part: If you don't have a racquet, one will be provided to you onsite!


Let's Tennis!


Thank you for making National Tennis Month a huge success!

While play opportunities for National Tennis Month may have passed, we have a lot of programming happening throughout the year in the Midwest.


Click here to search for an upcoming event.


Tennis is goooooood for you.

The past three years have seen participation in the sport skyrocket: According to the Physical Activity Council’s latest participation report, a whopping 23.6 million Americans served, returned and scored in 2022 – up 33% since 2020. 


“Tennis is the ideal sport for individuals and families of all ages and abilities, with extensive health and wellness benefits,” said Brian Hainline, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA.


According to multiple sources and studies, tennis has been shown to have a significant positive impact on the health of participants. Included in the effects: Tennis players on average lived an additional 9.7 years longer than sedentary individuals; the 9.7 additional years for tennis players ranked highest among all sports included within the study, beating out soccer by 5 years (4.7), cycling by 6 years (3.7), swimming by 6.3 years (3.4) and jogging by 6.5 years (3.2); participation in racquet sports improves your cardiovascular fitness; it reduces stress; and can help you form new, social relationships.


So what are you waiting for? Come grab a racquet, a ball, a friend and hit your nearest public court. 

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