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The USTA Eastern Long Island Region took its talents outdoors at the 25th Annual Bellmore Family Festival, where the region made it first appearance with a special 10-and-under court set up in the Fair’s Sports Expo area. The QuickStart courts were the place to be during the fair, as hundreds of kids took their turns trying out tennis the “Quick Start” way.
Quick Start is the USTA’s format specially designed for children under age 10:  racquets are smaller, balls are lighter and tennis courts are shorter.  Tennis pros from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties volunteered their time and equipment to make the day a success.

“Not only did the Bellmore Fair provide an opportunity for us to expose numerous children to the sport of a lifetime, but we also signed up 100 kids for 10-and-under U.S. Tennis Association memberships,” said Daniel Burgess, president, USTA Eastern, Long Island Region.  Children ages 10-and-under who sign up for new USTA memberships can do so for free until December 31, 2011. 
For more information on becoming a USTA member, please visit www.TRYUSTA.com/KIDS<http://www.TRYUSTA.com/KIDS or call 1-800-990-8782 and mention source code NEWGAME.  USTA membership includes:

•         An annual subscription to Bounce newsletter
•         Access to play USTA Junior Tournaments
•         Access to play USTA Jr. Team Tennis