USTA Florida ended its Hispanic Heritage Month celebration for 2016 over the weekend with a Tenis para Todos (Tennis for Everyone) Festival at the Fort Gatlin Recreation Center in Orlando.
Fort Gatlin Recreation Center is one of 10 facilities that are part of the Tenis para Todos Hispanic Outreach initiative launched three years ago by the USTA Florida Section to increase participation of the Hispanic community in tennis in Central and South Florida.
The festival included activities for children and adults of all levels, with music, food, a photo booth for family memories and face painting for children. More than 60 players attended the event and received information about local play programs and activities for the whole family.
During the month-long celebration, USTA Florida shared interviews with junior players of Hispanic background who told their stories of how they started playing tennis, what they like about the sport the most, their Hispanic heritage, and encouraged all communities to find out about the sport through it’s different social and media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and USTAFlorida.com.