As part of HARLEM WEEK,children will get a chance to play tennis and learn about the history of African Americans in the sport, as USTA Eastern and the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program host a free 10 and Under Tennis Play Day. The kids will use special 10 and Under Tennis equipment tailored to their age and size, and view a special exhibit, “Breaking the Barriers: The ATA and Black Tennis Pioneers.”
The exhibit, produced by the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, describes the origins and history of the American Tennis Association (ATA), established in 1916 to promote the sport of tennis and to help blacks gain access to tournament tennis.
Now in its 38th year, HARLEM WEEK offers over 100 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees. The week celebrates the neighborhood’s assets and unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich history and culture.
Activities: 11 am – 5 pm
- Free 10 and Under Tennis Play Day for kids
- Breaking the Barriers exhibit about history of African Americans in tennis
- Adult and Senior Tennis clinic
- Henna artist for kids
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012
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