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Former World #6 tennis pro Chanda Rubin will be on hand to instruct the participants in this year’s USTA Eastern Long Island Region Kids Day benefitting the USTA National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Program.
Kids’ Day, which is scheduled for Friday, July 13th, will take place at the Malverne High School tennis courts, 80 Ocean Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565. The event is open to Nassau NJTL Chapters and Community Tennis Associations (CTA).
Chanda Rubin played professional tennis on the WTA tour for 16 years. She reached a career high ranking of #6 in the world in singles and #9 in the world in doubles. She qualified for the season ending WTA Championships 4 times and reached the semi-finals of the 1996 Australian Open and quarter-finals of the 1995, 2000 and 2003 French Opens. She has reached the 4th round or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments. Ms. Rubin has been a member of the US Fed Cup team, a member of the 1996 and 2004 US Olympic Teams and a member of the 1995 Pan-American Team where she won silver and bronze medals. She also was winner of the 1992 Junior Wimbledon title.
“We are fortunate to have such a world-class tennis professional as Chanda Rubin to give our kids lessons and pointers on improving their game,” said Terry Fontana, who heads the Kids’ Day Event for the Long Island Region. “The kids are in for a treat.”
The day’s events, which run from 9:30am to 2:30pm, will include USTA 10-and-under lessons for newcomers to the sport, games for older players, a pizza lunch, prizes and t-shirts. Children must pre-register to attend this event. For more information or to register, please call Terry at 516-822-8711 or email ustaonlongisland@gmail.com. There is no charge to attend.
The NJTL network is a nationwide group of more than 600 non-profit youth development organizations that provide free or low cost tennis, education and life skills programming to more than 250,000 children each year. NJTL develops the character of young people by emphasizing the ideals and life of co-founder Arthur Ashe.  While NJTLs vary in size and programming, this growing network shares a commitment to positive youth development, the importance of education and tennis as a lifetime sport.