April 2nd, 2015

Video: Kids Day at the Miami Open with USTA Florida

General News Youth Tennis News Play Days

The Miami Open and the City of Miami Beach Centennial events kicked off the week of the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, hosting hundreds of kids and featuring players John Isner and Victoria Azarenka, along with legendary coach Nick Bollettieri.

Entertainment ranged from a dancing Azarenka, the former No. 1 player in the world, to the top American Isner hitting lower-compression “orange balls” with kids.

USTA Florida then moved the Kids Day party to South Beach, where it hosted two courts set up on the beach as part of the City of Miami’s Centennial Celebration.

Tennis teaching pros and volunteers split the two courts into eight mini-courts as hundreds of kids played games and rallied with USTA Youth Tennis kid’s-sized racquets, courts and lower-bouncing balls. The week-long series of play events was part of USTA’s March into Tennis campaign, focusing on the many opportunities for people to play tennis in communities across Florida.

To find play events near you, visit www.USTAFlorida.com/events today.