net generation fan zone at hall of fame tournament
July 12, 2018
Media Contact: James Maimonis
Communications and Engagement Coordinator
508-366-3450 ext. 112
THE UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND PRESENTS THE NET GENERATION FAN ZONE IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
NEWPORT, RI – The United States Tennis Association of New England (USTANE) is sponsoring the Net Generation Fan Zone at the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open from July 16 - 20. Net Generation is USTA’s official youth tennis brand and makes tennis more accessible than ever to kids ages 5 to 18.
The Fan Zone will be open from 10 am to 3 pm each day and is located on the hard courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. It gives kids the chance to play tennis, win prizes, play games and participate in fun opportunities throughout the week during the tournament.ADVERTISEMENT
“I am so excited about all of the events and activities we will be offering throughout the week. My goal has always been to connect players, no matter where they are, with opportunities to play and grow their love of tennis,” said Christy Bennett, USTA Tennis Service Representative for Rhode Island.
Monday: The week will kick off with School’s Day, where schools around New England will bring groups to enjoy games and tennis challenges on the courts. Different activities will be on each court including a serve speed radar, rebound wall and open play. Groups can also purchase tickets for an hour in the Fan Zone.
Tuesday: USTA Day invites all USTA members to come and watch the tournament and enjoy a free lunch offered from 12 to 2 pm at the Horseshoe Piazza. There will also be nine matches happening throughout the day and all of the coin flips will be done by kids with Net Generation branded coins.
Wednesday: National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Day invites chapters from all over New England to come enjoy the Fan Zone and watch the tournament for free! The organizations will have the opportunity to play games, win prizes and visit the International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum.
Thursday: Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Day will offer a free Green Ball Team Challenge, an introductory competition that focuses on team play and challenging players’ skills. Kids can register here to be on a team for free and receive a free ticket to the tournament.
Friday: The week will conclude with Wheelchair Day, where everyone is welcome to try out tennis in a chair. There will be open play from 10 am to 2 pm and a wheelchair clinic from 1 to 3 pm.
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 www.usta.com/newengland.
About Net Generation
Net Generation is the official youth tennis brand of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), dedicated to welcoming millions of new players ages 5-18 to the game by focusing on empowerment, unity, and play. Net Generation aims to develop youth involvement in tennis and bring together parents, coaches, teachers, and volunteers. For more information, visit www.netgeneration.com.