Monday, July 19, 2010

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In Atlanta, tennis isn't just a sport; it's a way of life!   That could easily explain whyAtlanta is a top ten finalist in the USTA's Best Tennis Town search.   
The USTA’s Best Tennis Town contest is looking for the community that best exemplifies the passion, excitement, community spirit and impact tennis brings to members of the community.  Atlantans, along with the rest of the country, can place their vote for the best tennis town from July 16-26 by visiting Best Tennis Town website. 
The winner will receive $100,000 to be used for community wide programming or facility enhancements.  The runner-up prizes are $50,000 and $25,000.  Winners will be announced at the 2010 US Open. 
The "Atlanta Is My Tennis Town" Video
Go on-line to view the video submitted by Atlanta, which stars Mayor Kasim Reed, ATP star Robby Ginepri, US Open hero Melanie Oudin, WSB-TV Anchor Monica Pearson and hundreds of tennis players from around Atlanta!   The Best Tennis Town Atlanta Task Force sent a camera crew out to junior, college and adult league matches to capture the heart and passion of our tennis town.  Watch the Atlanta Best Tennis Town Video and vote today!  And be sure to spread the word to your friends!
Just the Facts
In Atlanta, over 250,000 recreational tennis players play on more than 10,000 tennis courts at more than 1,800 tennis facilities. ALTA is the largest league in the country with 80,000 participants.  USTA adult and junior leagues account for more than 50,000 players.  And more than 60,000 play in various flex leagues.  Atlanta is home to terrific college tennis, including Georgia Tech, Emory, Morehouse and Georgia State.  Atlanta offers diverse programs for Special Pops and Wheelchair tennis players. Be sure to watch the Atlanta Best Tennis Town video to learn more about our great city!
Atlanta is YOUR tennis town.  Help show that Atlanta is the BEST TENNIS TOWN in America!  Vote today!

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