If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift this season, look no further than tennis. You would not be alone. Interest in recreational tennis has skyrocketed during the pandemic as tennis is an ideal social distancing sport and is widely considered one of the safest activities. Participation among both new players and former players that have reentered the game has increased across the country.
With increased participation comes increased equipment sales, and the Tennis Industry Association, which tracks industry-wide trends, has reported dramatic increases of sales of introductory tennis racquets. You can find reasonably-priced introductory equipment for adults or youth that can get you and your loved ones into the game at most online sporting goods retailers.
If you’re looking for a local option and to talk to an expert about your next tennis equipment purchase, look no further than the USTA National Campus Pro Shop. The Pro Shop, located in the Welcome Center at the campus, is open and features the newest product releases from top brands as well as apparel and other tennis gear. In addition, the Racquet Bar offers industry-leading stringing, racquet customization, and racquet consultation.
Once you have your racquet and are ready to hit the court, new players can take advantage of an ongoing promotion called “Free 30,” which includes a free, 30-minute hitting session with one of the campus’ teaching pros. The promotion is available for any player who has never participated in USTA National Campus programming.
Players of all ages and ability levels can take advantage of this new offer as it is designed to create a more personalized introductory experience for those participating in campus programming for the first time.
Youth players interested in hitting the court during winter break should check out Camp No Snow, a four-day camp held Dec. 20-23 for all levels of youth programming. Players can customize their schedule, signing up for a single day or all four, as daily drop-in rates are $40 for Nemours Family Zone camps and $60 for Youth Development camps.
Please visit www.ustanationalcampus.com for more details.