National Tennis Month events set up in Morristown announced for May

Morristown, TN – Tennis is booming, and what better way to find yourself in the game than through local special events and promotions to learn about opportunities in the Lakeway Area as part of National Tennis Month this May!

National Tennis Month is a nationwide grassroots effort driven by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its industry partners celebrating tennis, a sport which challenges one both physically and mentally. For 31 straight days, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities … many of them FREE.

As your partners in play for National Tennis Month, the United States Tennis Association is promoting local tennis activities you and your family can enjoy including:

May 7th – Downtown Morristown’s SkyMart Art Festival (Children’s Crafts), 12 pm – 6 pm
May 21st – Kids To Parks Day – Frank Lorino Park, 10 am – 1 pm
May 25th – DIDD Clients’ Spring Fling, 11 am – 1 pm
May 31st – Morristown-Hamblen Library’s Storytelling Hour, 10:30 am

Tennis participation has seen significant growth over the past two years, with people turning to the sport to stay physically fit in a safe manner. According to the latest Physical Activity Council’s participation report, more than 22.6 million people will hit the tennis courts in 2022. That number represents a 27.9% increase since 2019, with 4.9M more players picking up a racquet. In addition, data from the Tennis Industry Association shows that racquet sales have increased in numerous areas, with an uptick of 22.7% in total units (3.4 million units) and 46.2% in total dollars ($122.9 million) in 2021 versus 2020.

“Over the past two years, tennis has seen an incredible surge in participation as players turned to the sport for a safe way to socialize with family and friends while also staying physically active,” said Michael J. McNulty III, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “Tennis is a sport with many health benefits, can be played for your entire lifetime, and is easily accessed, with courts in every community, including in schools and at public parks and facilities. We are encouraging people of all ages, whether you are a lifelong player or just being introduced to the game, to pick up a racquet and take to the courts in May as we celebrate National Tennis Month.”

For more information about National Tennis Month, visit USTA.com/NationalTennisMonth or search hashtag #NationalTennisMonth on social media. For local information contact: lakewaytennisandpickleball@gmail.com