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New England

New England Celebrates National Tennis Month

April 28, 2022

Media Contact: James Maimonis

Manager, Media & Communications

maimonis@newengland.usta.com

(508) 219-7248

USTA NEW ENGLAND TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL TENNIS MONTH IN MAY WITH THREE FREE BOSTON EVENTS

 

WESTBOROUGH, MA - USTA New England will be celebrating National Tennis Month in May by hosting free tennis festival events throughout the City of Boston on each of the first three Saturdays in May. These events are geared towards players of all ages and families and will celebrate tennis in a fun and engaging way. 

 

The kickoff event will run from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, May 7 on Boston Common. In addition to tennis, there will be food, drinks, carnival artists and games, music and a special visit from Boston Firefighters. 

 

Two similar more events will follow on the subsequent weekends:

 

Saturday, May 14 at the Carter Playground (South End) from 10am to 1pm

Saturday, May 21 at Almont Park (Mattapan) from 10am to 1pm

 

These two events will also feature special on-court wheelchair tennis activities.    

 

Registration is free and is open for the three Boston events. Walk-ups are also welcome, but pre-registration is preferred. 

 

We are also seeking both on and off-court volunteers for all three events. All volunteers 18 & over must be Safe Play certified. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form

 

Tennis participation has seen significant growth in the U.S. over the past two years, with people turning to the sport to stay physically fit in a safe manner. According to the latest Physical Activity Council’s participation report, more than 22.6 million people hit the tennis courts in 2021, a 27.9% increase since 2019. 

 

“As tennis participation continues to surge, we're encouraging players and tennis organizations throughout New England to promote May as National Tennis Month—a time to get out on the court and experience the fun, competition and long-term health benefits of the lifetime sport,” said Pete Schutter, USTA New England Interim Executive Director.

 

National Tennis Month is a nationwide grassroots effort driven by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its industry partners celebrating tennis, a sport which challenges one both physically and mentally. For 31 straight days, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities.

 

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 usta.com/newengland.

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