USTA Florida is kicking off its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month this September with several family play events and profiles of local members in the Sunshine state’s Hispanic tennis community. Hispanic culture has a rich history and influence on Florida tennis, seen from the Panhandle all the way through the state’s southernmost counties.
This fall, USTA Florida will host a series of events encouraging the growth of the Hispanic population participation in tennis, coupled with family play opportunities so the whole family can get involved. USTA Florida takes pride in promoting family play and the bonding experiences it brings to families both on and off the court.
Upcoming family play events:
Free Family Tennis Day by David Ensignia
Saturday, September 21, 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Archimedean School @ Tennis Courts
12425 Sunset Drive, Miami, Fla.
Free Coral Reef Halloween Family Event
Saturday, October 26, 2019
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Coral Reef Park
7895 SW 152 Street, Palmetto Bay, Fla.
National Hispanic Heritage Month also overlaps with Orlando’s Pride Festival and Celebration in October. The Festival along with The Most Colorful Parade on October 12, is the most eagerly anticipated event of Pride Week and will feature nearly 150 groups spanning a 1-mile route through downtown Orlando. USTA Florida will have a booth in the Pride Marketplace; a collection of vendors, businesses, and organizations committed to diversity in Central Florida.
For more information about the Come Out with Pride Orlando Festival & Parade, click here.
To learn more about USTA Florida’s diversity initiatives, places to play, and to find out how you can get involved, visit ustaflorida.com/diversity.