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Tennis Block Parties kick off USTA's Tennis Month

April 22, 2009 05:45 PM

In a continuing effort to promote the sport of tennis, the USTA has launched several Tennis Block Parties during the month of May. Organized by community tennis associations throughout the state, this month-long series of events is aimed at attracting new and occasional players back on to the courts.

Block Party

Tennis Block Parties are a great way to bring your community together for an exciting time of tennis. Please view the list below to find the Tennis Block Party nearest you.

Friday, May 8, 2009
Mid-Carolina Tennis Association
Location: USC - Lancaster
476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, SC
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
For more information:
Contact Brian Clark - (803) 577-9774

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Mid-Carolina Tennis Association
Location: Rock Hill Tennis Center
897 Maplewood Lane, Rock Hill, SC
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 9, 2009
Performance Tennis at Brookstone Meadows
Location: Bloom Parking Lot
Greenville Street, Anderson, SC
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Florence Tennis Association
Location: Timrod Park
400 Timrod Park Drive, Florence, SC
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
For more information contact:
Matt Manelli- (843)229-0603

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Mid-Carolina Tennis Assocation
Location: Tega Cay Tennis Club
15083 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay, SC
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
For information contact:

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sumter Tennis Association
Location: Palmetto Tennis Center
400 Theatre Drive, Sumter, SC
Time: 11:00 AM - Until

Tennis Block Parties are an integral part of the USTA’s Tennis Month promotional platform designed to kick off the outdoor tennis season in May. Tennis Block Parties are easy to organize and provide a great platform to promote your local tennis programs to players of all ages and abilities. These events can be hosted at any public facility and should feature two to three hours of tennis instruction, interactive games, and attractions for player of all ages and abilities.

These events showcase the unparalleled health and social benefits of tennis in a fun and dynamic way while achieving three main goals:

· Introduce new players to the game and your local programs

· Generate excitement in players

· Create awareness about the USTA and its programs