2010-01-07 / About Town

Kids admitted free to Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010

The Richardson Family of Jamestown was the first family to tour the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as part of the new Kids Free program. Left to right, Curt, Colby, 9, Emily, 7, and Julia were first-time visitors to the museum. The Richardson Family of Jamestown was the first family to tour the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum as part of the new Kids Free program. Left to right, Curt, Colby, 9, Emily, 7, and Julia were first-time visitors to the museum. Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010

The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum will offer complimentary admission to all children ages 16 and under in 2010. All youth admissions for the year ahead have been underwritten through funds raised at the Hall of Fame Legends Ball, an annual fundraising event held in New York City during the U.S. Open.

The Hall of Fame offers an extensive collection of tennis memorabilia and a variety of activities tailored to kids, including video clips that highlight the best shots and matches in recent history. Kids can also participate in the Hall of Fame scavenger hunt, which encourages them to carefully examine the collections on display. On select days, QuickStart Tennis, a U.S.T.A.- developed program that uses special equipment to introduce the game to kids, will be offered. Wii tennis, tennis crafts and other activities will also be available on select days, and special events for kids and families will be offered throughout the year.

The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 324- 6033 or email amclaughlin@tennisfame.com for more information.

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