Flushing, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2011
Sport Court® will be featured at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at SmashZone, the premiere interactive attraction during the US Open, as Sport Court partners with the United States Tennis Association.
This year’s US Open events begin August 29th and run through September 11th, 2011.
SmashZone provides fun for the whole family while showcasing the USTA’s ongoing youth participation initiative: 10 and Under Tennis.
New for 2011 is the Wilson Fast Serve contest where participants have a daily chance to win Wilson tennis racquets each day during the two week tournament.
“The attraction includes 20,000 square feet of our PowerGame™ tennis surfaces and Sport Court is excited to promote kid’s tennis along with the USTA , especially when played on “The Safest Court in the World”, said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International.
Sport Court and the USTA have partnered to promote their 10 and Under Tennis Initiative, providing courts for youth tennis at more than 20 locations around the U.S.
Wilson Racquet Sports has also partnered with Sport Court to promote 10 and Under Tennis. The winning categories will include racquets for Adults, 9-10 year olds and 8 and under players. The contest includes awarding three racquets each day of the event for a total of 42 racquets.
“Attendees can try out our courts and register to win a Wilson Tennis Racquet by visiting the kiosk on site, going to Sport Court’s Facebook page and following the links. said Cerny. “They may also register by entering the sweepstakes at http://www.sportcourt.com by Sept. 11, 2011.
During the event, Sport Court will have information on-site to address the safety aspects of their tennis court surfaces: “Sport Court surfaces protect kids’ developing bones; cushions teaching pro’s joints, and helps all players play longer. At the US Open, Sport Court representatives expect to meet with hundreds of teaching professionals, tennis directors and facility owners, and the general public,” Cerny said. Tennis clubs will be offered a free trial of a Sport Court tennis surface for up to 90 days, he added.
“With our strong ongoing support and distribution of US OPEN junior 19”, 21”, 23”, 25” racquets combined with our other transitional equipment offerings (e.g. nets, court lines, etc), we are excited that we are not just supporting our shared focus on 10 and Under programs but also building a connection with the US Open brand and as a result a closer connection to the USTA,” said Wilson Racquet Promotions Manager Erika Offerdahl.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 750,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Olympus US Open Series linking 10 summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns the 90-plus Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S, and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA philanthropic entity, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page facebook.com/usta or follow @usta on Twitter.
For More Information contact:
Tom LaDue, Manager, Communications
United States Tennis Association
Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help players of all levels perform better. Wilson's core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis).
For more information, visit http://www.wilson.com.
About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court International surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Sport Court® is a registered trademark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Sport Court is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and fully ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified. Sport Court is the official modular surface of the United States Tennis Association (USTA)
For more Connor Sport Court information contact:
Jeff Morton, Director of Marketing, Connor Sport Court