National Tennis Month is more than just tennis.
Macon’s Riverside Library hosted on of the month’s first event on Wednesday with a “Books on the Baseline” storytelling hour.
Kid’s were treated to book readings, learning about the diverse history of tennis and getting a little tennis play in for good measure.
Of note, the history of tennis included mentions of Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson.
Tennis is booming, and what better way to find yourself in the game than through local special events, promotions and play opportunities in your city as part of National Tennis Month this May!
National Tennis Month is a nationwide grassroots effort driven by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its industry partners celebrating tennis, a sport which challenges one both physically and mentally. For 31 straight days, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities … many of them FREE.
“The increase in tennis participation for the third year in a row is not only important for the health of our sport, but also for the health and well-being of those who have made the game a part of their lives,” said Brian Hainline, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA. “Tennis has a multitude of benefits, ranging from the mental to the physical, and we are excited to help lead the continued growth of a sport that helps players of all ages and ability levels stay active and healthy.”
For more information about National Tennis Month, visit USTA.com/NationalTennisMonth or search hashtag #NationalTennisMonth on social media.