Burns Park Hosts Arkansas Tennis Championships July 19-21


The Arkansas Junior Team Tennis State Championship will be held at Burns Park Tennis Center this weekend, July 19-21, 2013.

There are 66 teams totaling approximately 430 children from ages 5-18 competing, showcasing Arkansas tennis talent from throughout the state. Cities from the participating teams include Jonesboro, Little Rock, Conway, Fort Smith, Van Buren, Russellville, Fayetteville, Bentonville, Hot Springs Village, Lake Village, and Stuttgart.

The event is free for all spectators.

All winners from each division will advance to USTA Southern Sectionals held in Mobile, Ala., August 16-18.

USTA Jr. Team Tennis is the largest youth tennis program in the country. It brings kids together in teams to play singles, doubles and mixed doubles against other teams. It promotes social skills and important values by fostering a spirit of cooperation and unity, as well as individual self-growth. It’s a fun environment for kids in which they learn that succeeding is really more about how they play the game – win or lose.

JTT emphasizes fun, fitness and friends. The focus in this kind of play is enjoying the exhilaration of exercise and refining the skills that make tennis fun for players at all ages and levels of competition.

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