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L.I. REGION COLLECTS CLOTHING TO HELP TENNIS PLAYERS IN NEED

L.I. REGION COLLECTS CLOTHING TO HELP TENNIS PLAYERS IN NEED
 
 
Local tennis players are encouraged to start cleaning their closets and removing unused and unwanted tennis clothing. Beginning on January 15th, 2012, the USTA Eastern Long Island Region will be collecting new and gently used tennis clothing to help athletes in need.
 
The new community service initiative will take place for one month, and all club members and member organizations are urged to help. Most Nassau and Suffolk tennis clubs will be setting up on-site locations to will be collecting donations of new and gently used tennis clothing to be given to tennis players in need. All donations will be given to tennis players from the Shinnecock Indian Nation and the Community School in Westbury operated by United Way of Long Island (http://www.unitedwayli.org/education/communityschools).
 
Any gently used tennis attire for men, women and kids, in all sizes, is welcomed, as is new clothing.
 
The following clubs will be setting up collection sites:
 
Nassau
Bethpage State Park Tennis Center, Farmingdale; Boys & Girls Club of Oyster Bay-East Norwich; Carefree Racquet Club, Merrick; Glen Head Racquet; Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis, West Hempstead; Hicksville Community Tennis; Jericho Westbury Indoor Tennis, Jericho; Long Beach Tennis Center; Point Set Racquet Club, Oceanside; Port Washington Tennis Academy;Robbie Wagner Tennis Center, Glen Cove; Rockville Racquet, Rockville Centre; Sportime Lynbrook; Sportime Massapequa; and Top Spin Tennis & Fitness, Syosset.
 
Suffolk
Deer Park Tennis; Eastern Athletic @ Blue Point; Eastern Athletic @ Dix Hills, Huntington; Eastern Athletic @ Melville; Huntington Indoor, Huntington Station; Sportime Kings Park; Setauket Tennis & Fitness, East Setauket, and World Gym Setauket, East Setauket.
 
Those with questions about where to drop off their tennis clothing or who want to help collect, sort and distribute the donations can contact Ronni Klein, Region clothing donations coordinator, at ustaonlongisland@gmail.com.
 

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