June 27th, 2014
Wilson Spin Effect Demo Days at Orlando-area Kids Team Tennis Challenge
Kids and parents in the Orlando area can spin the ball like Serena Williams and Roger Federer during the Wilson Spin Effect Demo Days, to be held July 26-27, 2014 during the USTA Florida Regional Team Tennis Challenge for kids.
Presented by Wilson Racquet Sports, the kids team tennis event will be hosted by Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
Wilson’s Spin Effect Technology allows players of all levels to produce significantly more spin without changing their swing. This technology allows for two inches more net clearance, and 12 inches more margin of error.
There will be also be junior player prize box give-aways with t-shirts, hats, water bottles, posters, key chains, “vibrafun” dampners and more. Team Tennis Challenge participants will receive sponsorship activation cards through the Wilson Junior Advisory Staff VIP Program, where juniors or parents can redeem discount product sponsorship.
The two-day tournament will host divisions that will include 10-under Advanced, 12-under, 14-under, and 18-under, with three skill divisions: novice, intermediate and advanced. All age 12- to 18-and-under intermediate/advanced teams need a minimum of two boys and two girls. 10-and-under advanced and all novice teams are gender-blind with a minimum of four players and a maximum of eight players.
These “BYOT” (bring your own team) events do not require previous team tennis league participation. Both USTA members and non-members can participate, with USTA members receiving a $10 discount on registration. Team registration closes on July 16, 2014. To register go to www.ustaflorida.com/teamtennischallenges.
The event will also be part of a USTA national pilot program, the Junior Ratings Project, which allows junior players to play individual or team tennis against players of a similar ability level. If junior players have played a minimum of three matches in a sanctioned USTA tournament or Jr. Team Tennis program in the past 24 months, they will have an assigned rating. If new to USTA-sanctioned competition, they can determine a rating by using an online self-rating tool. For more info or a list of frequently asked questions go to www.USTA.com/jrratingspilot.