Play Tennis Cincinnati Powered by Net Generation
Adds Fall Slate of Free Youth Clinics
USTA Midwest and Western & Southern Open
Bringing Playing Opportunities for Kids to Cincinnati Area Clubs
CINCINNATI (Aug. 8, 2019) – As the opening week of Play Tennis Cincinnati Powered by Net Generation concludes with the final night of free clinics at the Lindner Family Tennis Center, the Western & Southern Open has announced it will continue its partnership with the USTA Midwest Section to host the next series clinics over six weeks this fall at a variety of facilities around Greater Cincinnati.
The next series of free clinics for youth in first through sixth grade will take place on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 7 and continuing until Oct. 12. Registration for these clinics begins this Saturday, Aug. 10 on www.playtenniscincinnati.org.
The fall clinics will take place at four area tennis facilities: The Club at Harper’s Point, Western Tennis & Fitness Club, Five Seasons Cincinnati and Five Seasons Crestview Hills.
Children in grades 1-3 will take part in clinics from 3:30-4:30 pm, while the older kids, grades 4-6, will take the court from 4:30-5:30 pm.
“Play Tennis Cincinnati Powered by Net Generation has gotten off to a great start this week at the Western & Southern Open,” said Jim Amick, Director of Sales, Industry Relations and Client Services for the USTA Midwest Section. “The response to these free clinics was overwhelming, and we are thrilled to have the chance to keep the momentum going by offering a second wave of playing opportunities this fall.”
This week, 275 children have participated in the free Play Tennis Cincinnati Powered by Net Generation clinics at the site of the Western Southern Open in Mason, Ohio. All participating children have been invited to take part in Kids Day presented by First Watch on Saturday morning at the Western & Southern Open.
“There’s been great energy on our courts this week from all the kids who are participating in these clinics,” said Western & Southern Open Tournament Director Andre Silva. “We are extremely grateful that USTA Midwest has brought this Net Generation programming to Cincinnati both this week and into the fall.”
Further support for Play Tennis Cincinnati Powered by Net Generation has been provided by the Michele Bowman Foundation. The instruction for the clinics is coordinated by Program Director Matt Dektas, a local USTA High Performance Coach.
In 2018, the Western & Southern Open attracted more than 194,000 spectators. The reigning singles champions are ATP No. 1 Novak Djokovic and WTA No. 5 Kiki Bertens. In addition to world class tennis, the W&S Open features more than 25 musical acts, 16 food vendors, six signature bar areas and a retail plaza for patrons to enjoy between matches.
The Western & Southern Open, a WTA Premier 5 and ATP Masters 1000 tournament, is part of the US Open Series. Started in 1899, the tournament annually supports a number of Cincinnati area charities.
Tickets for all sessions, including grounds passes for select sessions, are available now at wsopen.com.