July 9th, 2020
First-Ever Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp to be Held in July
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced the first-ever Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp will take place July 20-24 via the USTA’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
The free online camp will host two 30-minute daily sessions – one in the morning and the second in the afternoon – focusing on building athletic skills, character development and tennis fundamentals with fun and heart-pumping activities. The virtual summer camp will incorporate Net Generation’s curriculum of games and drills that can be easily modified for beginner, intermediate and advanced players so all members of the family can join the fun at home. Participants can expect fun surprises, professional tennis player appearances, and prizes throughout the camp week.
“We couldn’t be more excited to host Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp, giving more kids from coast to coast the opportunity and access to learn and play tennis at home for free,” said Craig Morris, USTA’s Chief Executive, Community Tennis. “Since the pandemic, the USTA and various sports across the county have been able to engage with key audiences in creative ways through the power of social media. As a result of that, we are proud to champion the inaugural Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp and provide families with healthy, fun, and safe activities to enjoy this summer.”
The USTA is honored to partner with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) along with the national governing bodies of USA Football, PGA of America (part of USA Golf), U.S. Soccer, USA Baseball and U.S. Figure Skating to enhance each day of the camp. Each day will include a section for multi-sport play, featuring special guests from their respective sports.
“We are thrilled to partner with USTA’s Net Generation and help provide kids across the country with a platform to stay active and have fun this summer,” said Chris Snyder, Director of Coaching Education at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. “The Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp follows our American Development Model, giving kids full athletic potential and utilizing sport as a path toward an active and healthy lifestyle.”
Camp registration is free by visiting www.netgeneration.com/virtualsummercamp. All registered campers will also receive a digital activity book via e-mail. To follow along on social media, please use #NetGeneration and visit USTA’s Facebook page and Twitter handle.