Cincinnati, Aug 9 : 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 September 7 and continuing until October 12. Registration for these clinics begins this Saturday, August 10 on .
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 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.
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.
Further support for Play Tennis Cincinnati 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.(UNI)