East Meadow, NY - September 13th, 2013 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the world’s largest tennis teaching association, will provide tennis lessons on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is free, and open to all active duty military, veterans, wounded warriors and their families.
Held on the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, the event dubbed “Military Family Tennis Play Day,” will provide veterans, active military and their families the opportunity to learn the game of tennis or improve upon already acquired skills.
About USTA Military Outreach Program
The USTA has a firm commitment to military families and service members not just this year, but for years to come. In this first year, the USTA will reach, serve, and support the military with direct services impacting over 100,000 service members and their families. The volunteer effort includes over 1100 Community Tennis Associations, NJTL chapters, Tennis Welcome Centers, and tennis organizations around the country. The USTA will achieve these goals through programs like USTA Serves Adopt-A-Unit, participation in Yellow Ribbon and Welcome Home events, Wounded Warrior tennis trainings and programs through Military medical hospitals, and through partnerships with other organizations like the National Recreation Foundation, USO, Freedom Alliance, Blue Star Mothers and more.
About Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park, the jewel of Nassau County’s park system, provides over 930 acres of activities which include a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center, three 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, mini-golf, multiple athletic fields, playgrounds, a 2-mile fitness trail, basketball and tennis courts and summer entertainment atthe Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the Park includes a beautiful Memorial to the Nation’s veterans, as well as a Memorial to Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.