First there was tennis. Then running, and tennis. Then much more running, followed by much more tennis.
It was all part of the USTA Middle States’ first-ever Free Family Fun Day, which took place Sunday at Central Park in Doylestown, Pa.
Middle States partnered with the non-profit iRun4Life, which had nearly 1,000 kids participate in a 2K in the morning. Before and after the race, the kids were encouraged to try tennis on the park’s public courts, which were full of local tennis professionals who donated their time to provide one-on-one training to the kids who participated.
When kids were not on the tennis courts, there were prizes, giveaways and other games available.
A special emphasis was played on families and staying active together. While kids played on some courts, there were professionals there to work with adults as well.
Middle States also provided the opportunity for kids to continue playing after they left the event. Information packets were handed out with local play opportunities and junior programs.
To view a gallery of photos from the event, visit the Middle States Facebook page.
To learn more about junior programming in Middle States, click here.
To learn more about adult programming in Middle States, click here.