Boynton Welcomes Tennis Players 50 And Older

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Media Advisory) — The City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department’sis introducing an innovative way to play tennis for players age 50 and older. Masters Tennis is awesome fun for all players as they get the chance to meet new friends in a great social environment.

First, the activity will be held indoors at the Hester Center’s gymnasium, 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd. Second, both experienced and beginning players can take advantage of the game’s short-court format. Singles or doubles matches can be played on 60-foot courts using an orange tennis ball. If the 60-foot court is too challenging or if players face other obstacles, they can play on a 36-foot court using a red ball, which is larger and slower-bouncing than the orange ball. Games will be played using a lower net rather than the net used on regular courts. The program starts on October 7.

Tuesday is reserved for instructional classes held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and led by United States Tennis Association (USTA) coach Susan Allshouse. The program will be offered monthly for $40.00 for Boynton Beach residents and $50.00 for non-residents.

Thursday is scheduled for self-directed matches from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. There is a $5.00 charge for participants who prefer only self-directed games.

Registration for the program is taking place at the Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, 2240 N. Federal Highway in Boynton Beach. Clubhouse hours are 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. For more information, please call 742-6650.