September 28th, 2016

Tennis Briefs: Upcoming Orlando Diversity Camp, Pembroke Multicultural Festival

General News Diversity Festivals

USTA Florida Diversity Camp in Orlando, Registration Closing Soon

USTA Florida is hosting four Development Camps for Diverse Backgrounds in 2016, and the next stop will be Orlando and the Lake Cane Tennis Center on Oct. 8.

The camp is for junior tennis players age 12-18 who are currently participating in USTA tournaments, are looking to improve their game, learn about college scholarship opportunities and the latest in sports science and physical training.

“This will be the second year we are hosting more than one diversity camp to give more players around the state the opportunity to participate in this great learning experience,” says USTA Florida Player Development Coordinator Andy Gladstone. “The more players we can impact through the camps, the better it is for our sport and for the participants to improve in areas such as match play, strategy, and learning the amazing experiences they can have as college players.”

Pros and college stand-outs that have attended USTA Florida Diversity Camps in the past include Sloane Stephens, Victoria Duval, Sachia Vickery, and former University of Florida star Sekou Bangoura.

The cost for the one-day camp is $50. The fee includes drills, match play, a camp t-shirt, classroom improvement sessions for parents and players, and lunch. Entries for the camp close on Oct. 6.

To register or learn more about the Orlando camp go to or contact Andy Gladstone at

Pembroke Pines Multicultural Tennis Festival to Celebrate Pancho Gonzalez

GTC Tennis Academy in Pembroke Pines, Fla., will host a Multicultural Tennis Festival during Hispanic Heritage Month to “Celebrate a Champion: Pancho Gonzalez” on Oct. 8, 2016, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The event for youth and adults will feature 10 and Under Tennis play, a Youth Round Robin, a Pro-Am Round Robin and more.

pancho-gonzalez-youth-foundation-logo“We look forward to seeing all players of all abilities, and hope you bring your friends,” says GTC Tennis Academy Director Gustavo Granitto. “All participants will enjoy contests, games, fun, demo racquets, round robin and an exhibition by former professionals players.”

The event is in conjunction with the Richard “Pancho” Gonzalez Youth Foundation, and all event proceeds and donations will be allocated to the foundation.

The sign-up deadline is Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. and registrations after the deadline will not be accepted.

To register please e-mail