NYO Gives Back To Local Community
Over the last week, New York Open staff members have driven 287 miles to two boroughs and across Long Island. They visited 21 tennis facilities, delivering a case of tennis balls to each one, with 1,512 total balls being distributed.
Why? To give back to those that have given so much to the tournament.
“The New York Open and GF Sports are committed to tennis and we wanted to support the local tennis community as they begin playing again,” Tournament Director Peter Lebedevs said. “The community has supported the New York Open since it moved to the Coliseum and we wanted to do our part to support them in these challenging times.”
The facilities that were visited were those that opened the first week of July in phase four of New York’s Forward Reopen plan. All were identified by the USTA Eastern Section and have been involved with the Section and the Tournament in the past.