Sandestin Golf and Resort annouces the return of USTA's Quickstart Tennis program in August

Jun 18, 2010, 09:30 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

DESTIN, FL, June 18 /PRNewswire/ - Sandestin Florida Tennis Resort, in association with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), hosted its first QuickStart program in May and will hold the program again this August. QuickStart Tennis is a new exciting instruction and play format for learning tennis for children under 12 years old.

The purpose of QuickStart Tennis is to introduce children to the game of tennis. The QuickStart Tennis format is a new way for children 12 and under to learn the game. Smaller court and racquet sizes, foam and decompressed balls, the simplified scoring system and lowered net height make tennis easier for children to play.

Sandestin Florida Tennis Resort was awarded a grant from USTA Florida "Share the Love" campaign, a $500,000 initiative to help fund tennis programs and projects throughout Florida communities during these challenging economic times.

Last month, Sandestin Tennis graduated 150 children from the QuickStart program. Participants received quality instruction at the Florida tennis camp, gained confidence on the court and left with a medal on completion of the program.

"Our recent Sandestin QuickStart camp was a success," Patrick Morris, head of junior programming, said. "In just four days of camp we had more than 250 junior players, 112 of whom were trying tennis for the first time."

QuickStart Tennis will be offered again every Wednesday in August. QuickStart Tennis program is free and open to the public. Camp participants receive Powerade, prizes and a Sandestin tee-shirt.

For more information call Sandestin Tennis at 850-287-7110 or visit www.sandestin.com/ExploreSandestin/Tennis.aspx.

About Sandestin(R) Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the premier destination resort in the Southeast. Sandestin is nestled on 2,400 spectacular acres, featuring 1,500 of the best Destin area accommodations including condominiums, villas, and town home in 30 charming neighborhoods. Part of the Beaches of South Walton, the area named the top destinations in the world to visit by Frommer's Travel Guide in 2010. Sandestin also features four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a 29-acre village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife. For more information about Sandestin, visit www.sandestin.com.

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