August 7th, 2015
Tennis Briefs: Wellington Play Day, Masters Tennis at Aging Conference
Wellington to Host Free USTA Youth Tennis Play Day
All ages and levels are welcome when the new Wellington Tennis Center in Wellington, Fla., hosts a free Youth Tennis Play Day on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015.
Players age 10 and under will play from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and players age 11 and over will take the court from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Play Days are events designed to introduce kids to competition in a low pressure setting where results are not documented. For both novices and experienced players, Play Days are a welcoming way for kids to experience the social and competitive aspects of tennis. Play Days promote a sense of achievement through a fun and spirited atmosphere.
Players will be supervised during play by certified instructors, and parents can learn about all the youth tennis program offerings and register for fall play.
The Wellington Tennis Center is located at 3100 Lyons Rd., Wellington, Fla., 33414.
For more info call (561) 791-4775 or go to www.wellingtonfl.gov.
Masters Tennis at Florida Council on Aging Exhibit Show and Conference in Orlando
Masters Tennis, the short-court format played inside a 60-foot-lined court with modified equipment presented by the USTA Florida Section, will be featured at the Florida Council on Aging Exhibit Show and Conference on Aug. 10-12, 2015 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla.
Educational sessions, keynote speakers, and the first state-wide address on the future direction the Department of Elder Affairs will be presented at the closing session of the conference representing 900 organizations.
“Attendees will learn about the basic Masters Tennis benefits for seniors, the general format of the program, and resources for starting Masters Tennis at their facilities,” says USTA Florida Masters Tennis Coordinator Christine Murphy. “We will be introducing participants to the fun and ease of playing the game, as well as highlighting our Free Starter Kit and equipment grant opportunities.”
The Florida Council on Aging is committed to serving Florida’s diverse aging interests through education, information-sharing and advocacy. Founded in 1955, the Florida Council on Aging is Florida’s only statewide association representing virtually all aging interests and many different disciplines.
For more information on Masters Tennis go to www.ustaflorida.com/adulttennis/masters-tennis, and for information on the conference go to www.fcoa.org/conference.html.