Rackets ready: Series of events coming to Jackson for National Tennis Month

JACKSON, Tenn. — As May marks National Tennis Month, a series of events in Jackson and Madison County aims to get players up and moving.

According to a press release, tennis has been shown to have a significant positive impact on the health of participants, both physically and mentally.

In recognition of National Tennis Month, the U.S. Tennis Association, along with the Jackson West-TN Tennis Association, will be driving awareness of the sport and invites the community to grab a racket and join the fun.

On May 18, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., “Cardio on the Court” will take place at Pugh Bourne Park in Oakfield. This will be a free event hosted by the Madison County Parks Department.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on May 19, “A Night at the French Open Adult Tennis Mixer” will be held at the Jackson Tennis Center, located at 40 Match Point Drive. Hosted by Jackson West-TN Tennis Association, the event will have an entry fee of $10 and sign-ups are now open online.

On May 20, the “Kid’s Tennis Festival and Pizza Tennis Story Time” will also take place at the Jackson Tennis Center, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The free event will be hosted by Jackson West-TN Tennis Association and Rainbow Pediatrics.

Finally, on May 27, the Tennis Play Day and Court Grand Opening will take place at Pugh Bourne Park beginning at 11 a.m. This event is also free and will be hosted by the Madison County Parks Department.

“The increase in tennis participation for the third year in a row is not only important for the health of our sport, but also for the health and well-being of those who have made the game a part of their lives,” said Brian Hainline, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA. “Tennis has a multitude of benefits, ranging from the mental to the physical, and we are excited to help lead the continued growth of a sport that helps players of all ages and ability levels stay active and healthy.”

For more details on each event, or further information on the Jackson West-TN Tennis Association, click here or email jwttatennis@gmail.com.

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