New England

Free Tennis Kids Day 

On June 19 in Holyoke, MA

May 31, 2019
September 03, 2018 -  Kids participate in the Net Generation "Kids on Court" Demonstration before a match at the 2018 US Open.

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HOLYOKE, MA- The United States Tennis Association of New England (USTA New England) is partnering with the City of Holyoke to host a free Tennis Kids Day on Wednesday, June 19 at Jones Point Park. The event will run from 5:30 to 7 pm and will introduce children ages 5-12 and their families to the sport of tennis through USTA’s youth brand, Net Generation.


“This is the first time we are partnering with Net Generation of USTA to offer youth tennis in Holyoke and we are really excited for it. The Kids Day is going to be a fun, family friendly event and parents can sign their children up for our  Tennis in the Parks Summer Program while they are at the event,” said Maureen Tisdell, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director in Holyoke, MA.



The free event will serve as the kickoff for the new Holyoke Tennis in the Parks program beginning in July at the same location. The six-week introductory program will focus on developing skills to serve, rally and score, followed by organized team matches.


“Providing tennis in public parks is a priority for USTA New England. It’s important to us for our sport to be accessible to everyone and we are excited to see the courts in Holyoke full this summer,” said Karen Zuidema, USTA New England’s Director of Community Tennis.


Kids Day will include both on and off-court activities led by USTA New England staff and Net Generation-approved coaches. Ice cream and water will be included for those in attendance.


The kick off event is free for all who attend. The cost of the summer program is $60, and all players will receive an age-appropriate racquet, tennis ball and Net Generation t-shirt with registration.


For more information and to register for the free Kids Day, click here.  


About USTA New England


USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport in New England by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. For more information, visit


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