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USTA Northern California Hosts Back-to-School Tennis Play Day for Community Youth Groups on the GOOGLE Campus

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In support of the vision of the United States Tennis Association Northern California Section (USTA NorCal) and its recently launched initiative, Beyond The Baseline:  Leading the way in bringing tennis & education* programs to grassroots communities, they are bringing together Google employees and kids from surrounding underserved Bay Area communities for an afternoon of tennis games and fun. This first-time event is the first in a series of strategic engagement events for employees of Silicon Valley.

 

WHO

USTA Northern California Section (USTA NorCal), GFit (Google’s global fitness partner), Google employee volunteers

WHAT

Back to School Tennis Play Day for approx. 30 – 50 kids ages 6 – 16 from local East Palo Alto and Menlo Park community based youth service organizations (East Palo Alto YMCA, East Palo Alto Tennis & Tutoring, College Track and Ravenswood Youth Athletic Association, East Palo Alto) and Google employee volunteers. Event will feature tennis games and drills, swing ball tennis, rallying on mini courts, an inflatable fast serve booth contest, cardio tennis workouts, healthy snacks and chances to win prizes

WHEN

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WHERE

 Campus, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA. The actual location will be the athletic field at the corner of Amphitheatre Parkway and Charleston Road

CONTACT

Lita Anderson, Manager of Outreach

USTA Northern California

510-748-7341 (o); 510-847-1250 (m)

* Studies have shown that youth who play tennis get better grades at school, have college aspirations, are

  better behaved and are more community minded and well rounded.*  -- February 2013 USTA Special Report:

 "More Than a Sport: Tennis, Education and Health.”

About U.S.T.A. Northern California and the Northern California Tennis Foundation

The United States Tennis Association (U.S.T.A.) 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.  U.S.T.A. owns and operates the U.S. Open, the highest attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline U.S. Open Series linking ten summer tournaments to the U.S. Open. U.S.T.A. Northern California (U.S.T.A. NorCal) is one of 17 sections of the U.S.T.A. whose mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis as an inclusive and inviting lifetime activity within the region. A not-for-profit organization with approximately 38,000 adult members, 14,000 junior members and over 400 organization members,  U.S.T.A. NorCal invests 100% of its proceeds into growing the game. Its philanthropic entity, the Northern California Tennis Foundation (N.C.T.F.), is a public supported tax exempt charity founded in 2010 (EIN # 263688410) which supports community based grassroots tennis and education programs and underserved tennis playing youth with grants and scholarships.