World Tennis Day was launched by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and StarGames on March 4, 2013, with the goal of promoting the sport of tennis and increasing tennis participation among young players around the globe.
Developed out of the success of the BNP Paribas Showdown in New York and Tennis Night in America, the initiative has garnered tremendous support since its announcement in November 2012.
World Tennis Day was was celebrated worldwide this year on March 3 and Tennis Terranora became a part of this exciting event.
The day was well supported with a mixture of abilities from beginners to A-grade players, all getting together to experience an afternoon on the tennis court.
The event started with Hotshots 10 years and under, followed by Drills and Skills in preparation for everyone to play a competition called the Social American Tournament. This is a doubles game where a mixture of players partner up to earn individual points. It’s always fun as you never know until the last game is played who will come out the winner.
The last fun game of the day was Community Tennis: everyone on court together and a process of
elimination for the eventual winner. The courts were also open to anyone who just wanted a hit of tennis.
Everyone who attended had to choose from the lucky dip the name of a famous player and become that player for the day. No, there were no tantrums, but it was interesting to watch everyone trying to impersonate the idiosyncrasies of their named players.
The day ended with a well-deserved barbecue.