Citi Open to hold camry family day POWERED BY Net Generation WITH USTA Mid-atlantic
Event to be held Sunday, July 30; Kids 10 and under receive free admission
The Citi Open® Tennis Tournament and USTA Mid-Atlantic will host Camry Family Day Powered by Net Generation on Sunday, July 30 at the Rock Creek Tennis Center from 10 AM to noon.
All children under the age of 10 will receive a complimentary reserved ticket for Session 2 at Citi Open. The first 1,000 kids will also receive a lunch voucher courtesy of Guest Services, Inc. Tickets are $10 for everyone over 10. Participants should reserve their spot on the court by visiting www.tinyurl.com/NetGenerationatCitiOpen. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.citiopentennis.com/en/tickets/special-events.
“We are so excited to host Camry Family Day supported by USTA’s Net Generation campaign, to begin our tournament week and welcome a new generation of fans,” said Keely O’Brien, Tournament Director of the Citi Open. “Whether or not you are a tennis player, we encourage families to come out and partake in all the activities on and off the courts.”
Net Generation is the USTA’s new youth tennis brand designed to inspire the next generation of tennis players. For the first time, tennis in America will have one unified youth brand in order to better connect kids and parents and grow the sport. The Camry Family Day Powered by Net Generation will have special appearances by ATP World Tour and WTA players and feature on-court tennis activities and games for all ages and skill levels in a fun festival-like atmosphere. A DJ, face painter, Zumba class, PetConnect Rescue adoptions, balloon makers, and a mascot challenge will round out the event.
Times for Family Day activities are as follows:
- USTA Mid-Atlantic Play Event: 10 AM to 11:30 AM
- PetConnect Rescue: 10 AM to 1 PM
- Zumba Class: 11 AM to 11:30 AM
- Mascot Challenge: 11:30 AM to 12 PM
“Family Day at the Citi Open has become a well-loved tradition in the DC area for kids and adults alike and is a great kick-off to this premier tennis tournament,” said Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, CEO of USTA Mid-Atlantic. “Here you’ll enjoy tennis in a fun, relaxed environment and get the chance to discover why this game is a sport of a lifetime. Whether you are a veteran player or beginner, we encourage all families to come out and join us on the courts.”
Throughout the summer, USTA will host Net Generation events including kids’ days, high school days, family days, and festivals to encourage more kids and families to join the sport. These community engagement events serve as a lead-up to the official Net Generation brand launch at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Powered by Net Generation at the US Open on August 26.
Additionally, Net Generation will be integrated throughout Citi Open including the Net Generation Play Zone. This area of three clay courts is where kids, adults and families can participate in a variety of tennis events all tournament long as well as special clinics and camps. USTA Mid-Atlantic will host open drop in hours for fans to test their tennis skills as they experience Citi Open and watch exciting matches. A schedule of available opportunities at the Play Zone can be found by visiting, https://ustamasblog.com/2017/06/14/net-generation-play-zone-at-citi-open/.