March 12th, 2018
Vero Beach USTA Pro Circuit to Host Net Generation Kids Event, More
A free Net Generation Kids’ Clinic, Pro-Am, middle school tournament, prize day and more will be held during the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships, a men’s USTA Pro Circuit event, on April 20-29 at the Grand Harbor Tennis Complex in Vero Beach, Fla.
The free Net Generation Kids’ Clinic will be held on Sunday, April 22.
Net Generation makes it easier for kids and their parents to learn about tennis and get into the game in schools, parks and tennis clubs across the country. The movement embraces all aspects of youth play for kids ages 5-18. Through Net Generation, local children at USTA Pro Circuit tournaments and other events are given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in pre-match coin tosses, be a player escort prior to matches, or play tennis during on-court Net Generation demonstrations.
“We are thrilled to be promoting Net Generation along side our Futures tournament,” says MFCF Program Director Kristen Wilson. “At the end of the day, it is all about the kids, promoting healthy habits and keeping our community healthy. Net Generation and the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation are the perfect marriage for these goals.”
Other events at the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships during the week include:
April 23 — Ball Kids Debut at Pro-Am
April 24 — Kids in Motion Mini Expo
April 25 — Fish Kids Highlights
April 26 — Middle School “Futures Futures” Tournament
April 27 — Prize Day! Free prize with admission for children
The Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation Tennis Championships is a USTA $15,000 tournament played in Vero Beach since 1995, regarded as one of the best entry-level professional tennis tournaments in the world.
Past event competitors include Grand Slam winners Andy Roddick and Thomas Johansson, French Open finalist Magnus Norman and Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic, former Top 10er Mardy Fish, and Olympic gold medalist Nicolas Massu.
For specific event times and other info go to www.mffkids.org/mfcf-tennis-tournament.html.