USTA/PNW launches new summer programs
April 17, 2014
BEAVERTON, Ore. — The United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Section (USTA/PNW) is pleased to offer new recreational tennis programs at local parks and public courts this summer in partnership with parks and recreation departments throughout the region.
“Family Friendly Tennis and Play to Learn are affordable to encourage kids and adults of all ages and abilities to play tennis and have fun this summer.”
In June, the USTA/PNW will launch new summer programs in Spokane and Bellingham, Wash., Eugene, Ore., and Anchorage, Alaska. Two non-competitive USTA/PNW programs, Family Friendly Tennis and Play to Learn, will be available to community members through August. Spokane and Anchorage will offer both programs while Bellingham and Eugene will offer Family Friendly Tennis.
“These summer programs are a great way to get active and learn tennis in a welcoming and enjoyable environment,” said Matthew Warren, USTA/PNW Executive Director. “Family Friendly Tennis and Play to Learn are affordable to encourage kids and adults of all ages and abilities to play tennis and have fun this summer.”
Family Friendly Tennis is a program designed for the entire family to enjoy the sport of tennis together. The program takes place in a high-energy, music-filled environment that provides families with a fun setting in which to learn foundational tennis skills from USTA-trained instructors. When families arrive at the designated location, a greeter will send each parent and child to the tennis court that matches his or her age and skill level and guarantees the most fun. At the end of the session, families play a friendly match on the same court together to show off their improved skills. No tennis experience is necessary and children (ages 10 and under) will be fitted with appropriately sized racquets.
Play to Learn is an affordable tennis program for adults and children of all skill levels. This non-competitive program creates a welcoming environment for new and experienced players by making tennis accessible to all those who would like to learn or improve at the sport, incorporate fitness into their lives, or develop new friendships within their community. Sessions are segmented by age group for children and skill level for adults.
Schedules and pricing for Family Friendly Tennis and Play to Learn vary by location. For program details or to register, visit pnw.usta.com.