Contributed by the USTA:
During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September, the USTA and the tennis industry are hosting thousands of USTA Free Tennis Play Events in celebration of the 10th annual Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play throughout the country in an effort to get kids active and involved in tennis.
The USTA is making it easier and more fun for kids to get into the game and stay in the game. With tennis now sized right for age, kids play on shorter courts, with smaller racquets, and slower, lower-bouncing balls. Kids are able to play tennis made just for them, so they have a great time with the game and want to keep playing and improving.
The events are free and open to the public, each showcasing how fun and easy it now is for families to get into the sport, as well as providing a great way for parents to spend time with their children while keeping them active.
The following are events taking place in Menlo Park:
Grip Fast Academy Free Play Day
Date: Sept. 7, 14, 21 and 28
Host: Grip Fast Academy
Where: Kelly Park, 100 Terminal Ave., Menlo Park, 94025
For more information on USTA Free Tennis Play Events, visit www.youthtennis.com.