New York Tennis Expo Returns
Free family-friendly event kicks off New York Open for third straight year
The first day of the 2020 New York Open will begin with a celebration of tennis as the New York Tennis Expo returns to NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, February 9.
Completely free to attend, the Expo will have something for everyone in the whole family, and new to the event this year will be the ability to watch professional tennis at no additional cost as the New York Openâ€™s qualifying tournament begins. The Expo is also proud to announce Pop.Earth as the title sponsor for this yearâ€™s event. Pop.Earth is a 501(c)(3) organization that offers low cost to free holistic wellness options for people of all ages with autism and special needs, and members of that program will take part in a clinic, led by legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri on Stadium Court at the Expo.
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New to the Expo this year will be the ability for guests to watch free professional tennis matches. The qualifying rounds of the New York Open begin on that Sunday, and all Expo guests are welcome to watch the action on Stadium Court. Multiple players from the New York Open will sit on speaking panels, take part in meet and greets and autograph signings, as well as be featured during the New York Open Draw Ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
â€œWe are proud to be kicking off year three of the New York Open,â€ said New York Tennis Expo Founder David Sickmen. â€œMore than 5,000 people came out to enjoy last yearâ€™s event, and we are excited to announce the return of this one-of-a-kind event. Itâ€™s a perfect way to spend the day as there is fun for everyone, both on and off the court, and we are excited to continue to bring together all aspects of our community, including high schools, colleges, local charities and businesses, for this one-of-a-kind event.â€
Once again, there will be games and activities as we will have something for the whole family. The Kids Zone will feature a bounce house, face-painting, photo booth and other games, while the Activity Zone will have a beach tennis court, two tennis courts and a speed serve booth, as well as non-tennis activities such as mechanical bull riding, basketball, and football toss, plus the New York Islanders I.C.E Tourâ€™s prize wheel and Slapshot Booth, as well as the New York Riptideâ€™s Lacrosse Shootout.
Guests will get to learn from some of the top coaches in the industry who, joined by ATP Tour players, will speak on two different seminars about a wide array of topics, ranging from the junior level to the professional ranks. The panels are interactive, and audience members will have the chance to ask questions and pick the brains of these tennis experts. Some of these experts include legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who will also lead on-court clinics throughout the day, as well as Hannah Berner, star of Bravo TVâ€™s Summer House, who was also a top-ranked junior player in the USTA Eastern Section before playing collegiate tennis at the University of Wisconsin.
There will be entertainment all-day long with a DJ, live band and mascots from local professional teams. The food court will be open so guests can purchase food and drinks throughout the day.
The 2020 New York Tennis Expo is a canâ€™t-miss event for anyone looking for a great way to spend their Sunday. Itâ€™s completely free to attend, and with something to do for everyone in the family, make sure to join us on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
To pre-register and receive free tickets and parking, visit 2020NYTennisExpo.EventBrite.com.
For more information on the event, visit LITennisMag.com/2020NYTennisExpo, e-mail Info@USPTennis.com or call (516) 409-4444.