Taste of Hudson named as one of the stops on the USTA National Tour of SmashZone!!!
The Taste of Hudson has been named as one of the official tour stops of Smash Zone, the United States Tennis Association’s kid-friendly interactive experience. The Taste is partnering with the Western Reserve Racquet and Fitness Club to bring this much sought after attraction to the 8th Annual Taste of Hudson this Labor Day Weekend, September 2 & 3.
The USTA SmashZone mobile tour is a 30-week nationwide tour that serves as a kid-friendly interactive experience to promote the game of tennis to kids ages 10 and under. SmashZone mobile, which features a 53-foot interactive trailer that anchors two kid-sized tennis courts for youth play, is a complement to the USTA’s ongoing youth participation initiative, 10 and Under Tennis. The interactive trailer, which is handicap accessible, offers activities for visitors including a Tennis Magazine green screen cover shoot, Nintendo 3DS gaming, and interactive touch screen kiosks. The kiosks will allow visitors to find a local facility in their area offering 10 and Under Tennis programming, afford the opportunity to design their own racquet (from an array of colors, frames, grips and strings), and to become a USTA member. In addition, SmashZone will allow participants to try their skills on two (2) 10 and Under sized courts. All of the courts are made of Sport Court’s high-performance PowerGame™ modular playing surface.
10 & Under Tennis
10 and Under Tennis is part of an ongoing effort to encourage young people across the country to get active and start playing the sport. Similar to other youth sports where equipment and playing fields are scaled-to-size for kids, 10 and Under Tennis, utilizing a play format formerly known as QuickStart Tennis, gives children ages 10 and under the chance to achieve immediate success by playing tennis on smaller courts, using smaller and lighter racquets, and slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls. These monumental changes to the sport make tennis more fun for kids by allowing them to learn and develop their skills in an enjoyable way, increasing the likelihood that kids will continue to play and continue to improve.
For more information, visit http://www.10andundertennis.com