Our second junior tennis event of 2013 was a huge success! Mcc had 24 kids, ages 4-11, playing tennis on 36’ courts set up on courts 5 & 6 and the paddle tennis courts on Saturday April 20, 2013. Kids came out and immediately begin playing tennis. They played games to 7 points and played 3 games per round. There were four rounds. The kids with the most total games won wristbands from TGA, a non-profit organization that has teamed with us and the USTA to spread the great game of tennis on the grassroots level in the United States. The idea of a playday is to immediately get kids playing tennis instead of standing around learning stroke-production. This creates a sense of excitement and accomplishment. Most importantly, the kids have fun! Parents stayed to keep score, encourage sportsmanship, and help call the lines.
All kids received an Islands gift certificate for a free kids meal at Islands Restaurant. The event lasted about 2 hours. Please let your friends and family know that the next Junior Tennis Day here at the Marina City Club is on Saturday August 10th from 1:30-3:30pm. This will be a “tennis festival.” At the festival, kids play different games and learn various skills that help develop the game of tennis in a fun environment.