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USTA Southern Section to Host Cardio Tennis Demonstration At Family Circle Tennis Center

October 27, 2005 02:57 PM

Media Contact:    
Robin Reynolds, Public Relations and Communications Director
PH: (843) 849.3157  Fax: (843) 856.7901         

Demonstration to Kick Off the 2005 South Carolina Combo Championships

CHARLESTON, S.C. (October 19, 2005)  – Recently unveiled at the US Open, Cardio Tennis is a fitness initiative developed by the Tennis Industry Association with the support of the United States Tennis Association.  This nationwide program is aimed at combining tennis with a high-energy cardio-vascular workout.  The Cardio Tennis Demonstration will serve as an opening event for this year’s South Carolina Combo State Championships.  The demonstration is set for Friday, October 28th from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at the Family Circle Tennis Center.   The event is free and open to the public.   

Set in a fun group setting, Cardio Tennis is not only a great new fitness routine designed to help people get in shape, but is also an excellent way to introduce the non-playing public to the sport no matter what their tennis ability.  The program, taught by certified tennis professionals, features a circuit of drills giving participants a dynamic and challenging workout.  A typical Cardio Tennis workout includes a 5-10 minute warm-up, 30-50 minute cardio workout and a 5-10 minute cool down.  Each phase is specifically intended to be fun, challenging and get your heart rate pumping.  Cardio Tennis is currently available at over 700 public and private tennis facilities across the country. 

“Cardio tennis is exciting,” stated Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive of Community Tennis for the USTA.  “It’s a great way for new and existing players to get a fantastic tennis workout.  This program will appeal to both new and existing players and is a great complement to our Tennis Welcome Center efforts.”

Sophie Woorons, a national Cardio Tennis program instructor, will direct the Cardio Tennis demonstration.  In addition to Ms. Woorons, Family Circle Tennis Center pros will also be on hand to offer instruction on the program as well.  No reservations are required for the event, which is free and open to the public.  For more information about Cardio Tennis, or to find your local facility, visit

The Family Circle Tennis Center, home of the Family Circle Cup, is a public facility that hosts a variety of events including concerts, festivals, tennis events and other special activities throughout the year.  The Center features a 10,200 seat stadium, a Grand Lawn, 17 tennis courts, all lighted for night play, and a racquet club featuring a full service pro shop and locker room facilities.   With one of the finest professional tennis staffs in the country, the Tennis Center offers the most comprehensive array of social and instructional tennis programs for adults and juniors in the Charleston community.  The Family Circle Tennis Center has a full service event management staff capable of handling all aspects of an event including ticketing, operations, sales, advertising, marketing and public relations.  For more information on the Family Circle Tennis Center or a schedule of events please call (843) 849-5300.

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The Family Circle Tennis Center
161 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, Charleston, SC 29492
PH:  (843) 856.7900 FAX:  (843) 856-7901