ST. PETE BEACH – The St. Pete Beach Community Center will host the St. Pete Beach Tennis Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, for children of all ages and family members.
Admission is free.
The event will feature clinics, demonstrations, refreshments and music.
“We are excited to host a 10-and-under tennis festival. Tennis is a life-long sport that families can experience together,” said Jennifer McMahon, recreation director for the City of St. Pete Beach. “With the new format for 10-and-under tennis, it allows for a positive and successful experience for the youth.”
For small children, the festival will feature the 10-and-under format of play, which features the right-sized equipment for kids, smaller, lighter racquets and softer, lower-bouncing balls, and kid-sized nets and court sizes.
The format is creating a whole new generation of players in the U.S., introducing kids to tennis in a fun format rather than with the frustration of regular tennis balls that bounce over their heads, heavy adult-sized racquets and too much court for little legs to cover.
The St. Pete Beach Community Center is located at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.