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USTA Eastern to Hold 25th Annual College Showcase Day on October 30
High school students will get a chance this month to show off their powerful strokes and strong footwork, and learn about often overlooked opportunities to play college tennis from coaches at USTA Eastern’s 25th Annual College Showcase Day
The Showcase, which will be held October 30, 2011 at Saw Mill Club in Mount Kisco, NY, is designed to reach the thousands of students who want to play tennis after graduation.
At the event, high school juniors will get a chance to participate in drills and attend special workshops. High school seniors will play in a round robin tournament, have lunch with college coaches and attend a College Showcase.
“For 25 years, the College Showcase has been a great opportunity for students who want to play on a college tennis team, but don’t know where, or how to get there,” said
Julie Bliss, Director of Competition and Player Development for USTA Eastern. “And we look forward to helping students learn about the opportunities that are out there and get noticed by college coaches.”
Saw Mill Club is also excited to host the event, which it hopes will open doors for high school students to continue to play the sport for a lifetime. In May, the club hosted TennisFest 2011, a free day of tennis activities for players of all ages and abilities
organized by the United States Professional Tennis Association – Eastern Division and sponsored by USTA Eastern.
“We are honored to be hosting the 25th Annual College Showcase Day,” said Kevin Kane, Vice President of Saw Mill Club. “It is just a terrific event that really works for the kids. Not only is it a great way for students to learn about college tennis in an effective way, but it is also a chance for parents to learn about the breadth of programs for players of all ages and abilities to enjoy the sport.”
High school students interested in attending the showcase can register at www.eastern.usta.com. For more information, contact Julie Bliss, Director of Competition and Player Development at 914-697-2229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The USTA Eastern Section, based in White Plains, New York, is a not-for-profit community service organization whose mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis. The section encompasses all of New York State, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Connecticut. It is one of 17 geographic sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in the United States, and supports more than 49,000 members. The section also establishes and maintains rules of fair play, high standards of sportsmanship and represents, in its jurisdiction, the programs and policies of the USTA. More information about the USTA Eastern section is available by visiting: www.eastern.usta.com.