With the 2023 Holiday season upon us, what gift is better than giving someone tennis in their life. USTA Florida has put together numerous ways you can give someone a tennis gift as the year winds down.
For those who want more quality time with loved ones:
For starters, just getting out on the court this time of year is amazing. The weather has cooled off just enough, people have some time off work and school, and why would you not want to get involved with the fastest growing sport. You can buy your partner, kids, friends, or anyone you care about a tennis racket and a case of balls. After that, just get out on the court and go enjoy the game. You don’t need to be a superstar; all you need to do is start a volley. This will give you some great quality time with those you care about and it’s amazing for your health!
For those that can’t get enough playing time:
If you know someone involved in tennis, why not gift them a tennis lesson or clinic that they can participate in? If you’re near Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville or Cocoa Beach, our USTA Florida facilities: Fort Walton Beach Tennis Center, Play Tennis Gainesville, and Racquet Club of Cocoa Beach are offering a wide spread of programs in December and onward. From adult tennis to Holiday Camps for the kids, there are plenty of fun options for all ages that can be gifted to a loved one.
For tennis fans:
USTA Florida has partnered with the Delray Beach Open to give members a great way to spend time together watching tennis. All USTA Members can use Promo Code ‘USTA23’ to get a 20% discount off individual box seats and reserved seats for certain sessions. The 2023 Delray Beach Open kicks off on February 10 and runs through February 19. Florida players like Reilly Opelka and Sebastian Korda have had some great runs at this event, while names such as Frances Tiafoe and Cameron Norrie have also won the tournament. This gift can be a great way to watch some of today’s tennis stars in high intensity matches.
For the philanthropist:
Even if you have gifts covered for everyone, you can still give a present to communities in need. The USTA Florida Foundation offers support to change lives through tennis. Recipients of this support go on to live enriched lives through the sport. There are many ways you can give to the Foundation: enrollment in the round up app, donating to memorial funds, purchasing the Play Tennis license plate, and more!
The Foundation is also raising money to help rebuild tennis across the state, through the Hurricane Relief Fund. Just $1 can help change the lives of an entire community. Visit ustafloridafoundation.com/hurricanerelief to donate or receive more information.
For those who want to show their support daily:
The USTA Florida Foundation has another way that you can give back to the community as well as show off to everyone how much tennis means to you. Purchase a customized “Play Tennis!” license plate and 90% of all proceeds will be donated to the foundation. This helps with operating programs around the state for less fortunate areas and special needs players. The Foundation provides equipment, wheelchair, and program grants, which are capable thanks to your generosity.
USTA Florida wishes everyone Happy Holidays and encourages you to give the gift of tennis as we prepare for the best year of tennis yet!