February 25th, 2016

Kiwi XGLOsive Tennis; Miami Jr. Tourney at ATP/WTA Miami Open

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Kiwi Tennis in Indian Harbour Beach to Glow on USTA Florida ‘Lights Out Tour’

Main_Lights Out Tour XGlosiveThe Kiwi Tennis Club, named the USTA Florida Member Organization of the Year in 2012 for exemplifying service to its members and the community, will show the community black-light tennis on April 15 when it hosts a stop on the 2016 USTA Florida “Lights Out Tour” featuring XGLOsive Tennis in Indian Harbour Beach.

The glow-in-the-dark spectacular, open to the public and for all ages, is guaranteed to leave smiles on the face of adults and children alike from 8:30-10 p.m.

The event is free for club members and $25 for non-members, and all participants will receive a free Lights Out Tour glowing t-shirt. Kiwi members can sign-up in the pro shop, or contact Kelly Camirand at (321) 544-8076, or e-mail kelly@kiwitennisclub.com.

“Kiwi Tennis Club is excited to offer our members and the community-at-large an opportunity to attend the high-energy XGLOsive Tennis event,” said Camirand, the director of sales and development for Kiwi. “I personally really enjoyed the experience at our USTA Florida Annual Meeting, and felt strongly about sharing the event with Brevard County tennis enthusiasts at Kiwi Tennis Club.”

The events feature music, King of the Court games, skill games, special courts for youth players, and fast-paced fun for players, friends and entire teams. Participants are encouraged to wear white or pastel-glow-colored clothing, wristbands, shoes or other accessories.

“XGLOsive is the mix of tennis and a party,” says Jason Cordova, founder of XGLOsive LLC. “I love seeing the amazed look on everyone’s face when we flip on the black lights on the courts.”

The Kiwi Tennis Club is located at 30 Tradewinds Drive in Indian Harbor Beach, Fla.

For more event information or to sign up go to www.eventbrite.com/e/xglosive-lights-out-tour-kiwi-tennis-club-tickets-21353840913.

For more upcoming Lights Out Tour dates, go to the Lights Out Tour website at www.USTAFlorida.com/LightsOut.

Miami Junior Tennis Cup Highlights Mayor’s Youth Sports Championship Series in Miami

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While world No. 1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are battling their counterparts in late March at the Miami Open, youth players age 8-12 from Miami-Dade County will get their own stage on the historic Key Biscayne site when they compete at the 3rd Miami Junior Tennis Cup.

A combined effort by Miami-Dade Parks, the global sports management group IMG and the USTA Florida Section, the Miami Junior Tennis Cup is part of the Youth Sports Championship Series created by Miami Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez along with community leaders to build and support a strong foundation of organized sports across Miami-Dade County.

Tournament registration is open through March 16. The Tamiami Park Tennis Center will host the early rounds of the 32-player draw on March 19-20 in the Orange and Green Ball divisions. The semifinals and final will be played on site at the Miami Open on April 1-2, where the winners will be applauded by the thousands of tennis fans in attendance when they walk on center court to be recognized.

The first tennis facility in the country to have permanent kid’s 36-foot courts, 60-foot courts and blended lines on all full-size courts, the Tamiami Park Tennis Center is operated by the non-profit Friends of Miami Tennis Incorporated.

“USTA Florida is so excited that tennis is now easier for young children, with shorter courts and modified equipment to make tennis user-friendly for all players,” says USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator for the Miami area Cathy Nordlund.

This year’s edition of the Miami Junior Tennis Cup has expanded to offer even more local kids an opportunity to showcase their skills.

For more information or to register visit http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=182929, or for more info on the Tamiami Park Tennis Center or Friends of Miami Tennis go to www.FriendsOfMiamiTennis.com.