03 Mar 2013

World Tennis Day festivities continue

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World Tennis Day Tennis10s event in Cambodia

With just one day to go until World Tennis Day officially starts on Monday 4 March there were plenty of nations who made the most of the weekend to hold activities aimed at encouraging children to play.

Cambodia hosted nearly 100 children and had coaches as well as national players showing the next generation how it should be done. The event was shown on national television.

In Portugal, tennis clubs in Porto started the day with an evaluation of almost 50 children aged 10 and under using a new Tennis Report Card.

The report card combines the Play+Stay evolution from Red to Green and links sport with school themes.

The Portuguese Tennis Federation (FPT) also launched a challenge to the tennis community to go out and play tennis anywhere. The FPT asked for the best pictures and videos, using unusual places to play and landmarks.

Lisbon stepped up with under-10s from ETPL (Escola de Tenis de Paços do Lumiar) playing close to the river, between important landmarks, and picking up attention from everybody.

Hong Kong served up a Tennis10s masterclass which acted as a precursor to the BNP Paribas Showdown on Monday night.

And last but by no means least, the Argentine Tennis Federation encouraged nearly 500 children to take to the widest road in the world – the Avenida 9 de Julio in downtown Buenos Aires – where they had set up courts on the tarmac.

World Tennis Day officially starts tomorrow. Click here for more information.