More than 170 children and family participants, multiple community organizations, and a visit from ATP World Tour star Dan Evans of Britain made for a memorable USTA Florida Net Generation Kids and Family Day at the Delray Beach Open by VITACOST.com on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 in Delray Beach, Fla.
Among the participants were kids from Florida non-profit organizations Special Olympics Florida, the Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation, and the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation taking part in the event featuring games, free play for families and youth, and other stations right outside the stadium court of the ATP World Tour event.
“All of us at the Delray Beach Youth Tennis Foundation had a fabulous time participating in the USTA Florida Net Generation Kids and Family Day,” said Christoph Teves, director of operations and coach at Delray Beach Youth Foundation. “This is our second time participating in a Net Generation clinic and the children always have so much fun. USTA Florida and Net Generation are so generous with their time and expertise, always going above and beyond to make tennis fun for children of all ages. Our children keep talking about when Net Generation will come back and put on another tennis carnival, they loved the experience very much.”
USTA Florida KIDZ DAY is a day filled with fun, games, and lots of tennis! Take a look on what went down today ⭐️🎾
Posted by Delray Beach Open on Monday, February 18, 2019
Coaches and players from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School girls’ and boys’ tennis teams volunteered during the event. Participants received a Net Generation shirt, tickets to day matches of the ATP event, and took part in face painting and other activities.
“Players received a USTA Florida Net Generation passport card, and once they got stamps for participating in all eight stations, they were able to go to the USTA Florida and USTA Florida Section Foundation booth to get a prize,” said USTA Florida marketing associate Anne Smudz.
The Family Challenge was held at noon, when families, including grandparents and grandkids, rotated through short matches on 36-foot courts with mini-nets. At the end of play families received Net Generation pins and certificates.
“I loved seeing all ages and skill levels out on the court having fun,” said Magali Holt, USTA Florida community play coordinator. “I think with the Family Challenge we saw great comradery amongst different families playing together. We were thrilled to see so many players filling the courts for this community event.”
What a great day today at the Delray Beach Open at the USTA Florida Net Generation Kids and Family Day by Vitacost.com!…
To find out more about family play opportunities visit www.ustaflorida.com/familyplay.