Raleigh Tennis Association to Distribute Free “Try Tennis at Home” Toolkits to Families in Raleigh
Swing Racquet + Paddle Joins the RTA in Supporting the Program to Engage Community of First-Time Tennis Players
RALEIGH, NC [September 8, 2020] – The Raleigh Tennis Association’s Try Tennis Community Outreach Program is proud to announce they will be distributing 50 Try Tennis at Home Toolkits to underserved families in the community. The Try Tennis at Home Toolkits were created to engage families and individuals who have not had the opportunity to play tennis before and to bring tennis to the entire community. Swing Racquet + Paddle, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) and United States of America Pickleball Association (USAPA)-endorsed sports complex under development in Brier Creek, is proud to be a supporter of the program to grow the game and offer families the tools to stay active and safely enjoy the sport of tennis.
“We owe so much gratitude to Swing Racquet + Paddle for their generous sponsorship of the Try Tennis Community Outreach Program,” Julie Dick, Executive Director of RTA commented. “Because of their donation, deserving families and community-based programs in diverse, underserved communities will now receive fifty Try Tennis Toolkits. We look forward to working with Swing in the future to continue to drive awareness of tennis in the Raleigh community.”
The kits include a 10-inch pop-up net, two adult racquets, two junior racquets, three packs of tennis balls, a pocket score card and links to online tips, games and other resources. The Raleigh Tennis Association worked with community organizations such as Communities In School, Raleigh Housing, and InterAct to identify 50 families and programs in need to receive the kits.
“Swing Racquet + Paddle is thrilled to sponsor the RTA’s Try Tennis Community Outreach Program. We know the value of tennis — from the incredible health benefits to being one of the safest sports to play during a pandemic,” said Rob Autry, Founder and CEO of Swing Racquet + Paddle. “It is important to us, as a member of this community, to give back. By providing families in need with the gift of tennis, we hope we can bring a little joy into someone’s life that could turn into a lifetime of fun.”
In addition to the kits provided through community organizations, Swing and the Raleigh Tennis Association will offer the community the chance to nominiate families that would benefit from having access to tennis equipment. Each family that is accepted will receive a Try Tennis Kit. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 11 at 12:00 p.m. To nominatie a family, or to self-nominate, please complete this form.