July 19th, 2018

Net Generation Bringing ‘Safe Play’ Tennis Fun Days to Miami This Month

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The USTA Safe Play program has made child safety a priority at both the local recreational and national level. Net Generation, a program developed to provide certified local programming and coaching for youth, requires tennis providers to complete the USTA Safe Play program and a criminal background check.

Now Net Generation is coming to Miami via the #SummerOfNetGeneration with two events in July:

July 25 Jane Forman Tennis Academy at the Dave and Mary Alper JCC, 8am-noon
July 26 — Net Generation at North Shore Tennis Park, 8am-noon

“These were winners in our #SummerOfNetGeneration contest for summer tennis camps in Florida, and we’re looking forward to bringing the Net Generation experience to Miami,” says USTA Florida Director of Marketing, Membership, & Sponsorship Jeanne Ford. “The USTA Safe Play program for tennis providers ensures parents that teaching pros and other organizers have all passed the three-step screening process and National Center for Safety Initiatives background check, and will provide a safe, secure and fun environment for participating youth.

“USTA Florida relies on volunteer coaches, officials, trainers, independent contractors, consultants and staff who make our programs work across the state. USTA Safe Play provides parents and legal guardians with a sense of security for their children, and prevents individuals with ill intentions from becoming involved in youth tennis programming.”

The Miami Net Generation Fun Days will feature a day of fun activities, food and giveaways for campers.

It all coincides with this summer’s launch of Net Generation during the U.S. summer pro tournament lead-up to the US Open. Beginning in late July, the US Open Series kicks off with the ATP World Tour’s BB&T Open in Atlanta, when TV commercials and USTA national marketing campaigns will drive parents to www.NetGeneration.com to look for local play opportunities.

“I am a parent, and for the longest time I didn’t know how to get in touch with coaches and trainers for my children, and I am from the tennis world,” said Floridian and 17-time Grand Slam doubles winner Gigi Fernandez. “Net Generation acts as a one-stop place to find coaches, programs or play opportunities.”

The Miami tennis camps became winners of Net Generation Fun Days by entering the #SummerOfNetGeneration contest for Florida summer camps registered at www.NetGeneration.com. To see photos and more shared by #SummerOfNetGeneration camp programs, go to www.ustaflorida.com/summerofnetgeneration.