Huntersville Community Hosts Try Tennis® Program for Neighborhood Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to be flexible with parents working from home and children learning virtually. The Hamptons neighborhood in Huntersville, with 2 sets of tennis courts, used this as an opportunity to come together safely and play tennis in their own backyard.

Whitney Brown, a resident of The Hamptons, said she was looking to enroll her sons in tennis lessons but was struggling to find affordable options. She spoke to her father, Lake Norman Tennis Association (LNTA) President JD Weber, and he told her about USTA North Carolina’s Try Tennis® Program. “We connected Amy Brandon, Executive Director of LNTA, with Beth Metz, the Special Events Committee Chairperson for the neighborhood, and they got busy planning the logistics.” Two sessions were created but filled up within 24 hours, so three more sessions were added and those reached capacity, too.

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