Today, March 3rd, 2014, is World Tennis Day. It is an annual celebration of tennis around the world, and invites people of all ages to get involved in the sport of tennis. According to the International Tennis Federation, 74 countries are involved in World Tennis Day, and the vast majority are hosting events. The centerpieces for World Tennis Day are showdown exhibition matches featuring some of the world’s top tennis pros in New York, Hong Kong and London.
Monday night, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is hosting Tennis Night in America featuring the BNP Paribas Showdown, an exhibition match between world-class tennis pros Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. The event takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
World Tennis Day is also the kickoff for USTA Tennis Youth Play Events to encourage family and youth tennis participation. Throughout March, tennis clubs get extra support for hosting youth tennis events including up to $150 in marketing money for first-time events. Find activities planned in your area by visiting www.usta.com or the USTA’s youth tennis event finder.
The Latest Trend: UPF 50+ Clothing
Whether you are a player on the court or a fan at the court, Coolibar can keep you sun safe with our fashion-forward UPF 50+ protective sun hats and clothing.
Here are a few Coolibar “must-haves” for protection on the courts.
The Super Sport Hat, with its 3 3/4″ brim and removable drape, is indispensible. The fabric is lightweight and breathable, and the longer brim gives you more protection than most sport caps. The extra length provides additional protection for your eyes and face on those high serve tosses and lob shots.
You should keep a choice on hand – cotton blend is great for cooler days and lighter matches, while polyester is more moisture wicking for humidity and more strenuous activity.
Coolibar also provides ideal sun protective tennis wear for kids. Note: these items are available for boys and girls.
Off the court: keep a Packable Sunblock Jacket with you to keep covered as you cheer on your favorite player, whether at Madison Square Garden, or at your local youth tournament.
Tennis players and fans – stay fashion forward and sun safe and we’ll see you at the courts!