For Immediate Release: April 7, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
City Partners With United States Tennis Association To Bring Tournament Play To Henderson
HENDERSON, Nev. – Get set for match point at the inaugural Henderson Dueling Deuces Youth Tennis Tournament, sponsored by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and the United States Tennis Association. The event provides an outstanding opportunity for young players to compete against their comparably skilled peers in an atmosphere that promotes sportsmanship, determination, and skill.
The tournament will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at O’Callaghan Park, 601 Skyline Rd. (at Horizon Drive) and is open to players ages 12-16. Play features co-rec singles and co-rec doubles with a guaranteed minimum of four sets per player.
Registration is $40 per person, per event (singles or doubles). Tennis balls are provided; players must bring their own rackets. Each player receives a T-shirt, and awards will be presented to first and second place finishers in each division.
Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 623137), in person at any City of Henderson recreation center, or in person at the City’s Sports office, located at 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
“The tournament encourages aspiring players to rise to the challenge and be the best they can be,” said Ted Lockamon Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “Parents often have the misconception that tennis is an expensive sport, but the reality is that the City of Henderson offers dozens of classes and lessons for all ages and skill levels, and it’s very affordable and accessible. We’re pleased to be able to partner with the United States Tennis Association to build a strong tennis program here in our community.”
For additional information, call 267-5700 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.