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--2016--

Pensacola Sports 2016 Racquet Round-Up Draws Over 500 Kids to the Courts

The 2016 Annual Racquet Round-Up, a free Pensacola Sports Event, was held at 5 locations around the greater Pensacola area in the month of June and while over 700 kids registered over 500 kids most of whom it was their first tennis experience came out. The event kicked off at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola where at least 200 kids per day were at the three day event. Some were the same kids. Racquet Round-Up moved to the Naval Air Station Pensacola for a day on June 8th followed on June 9th at Hollice T. Williams Park in Pensacola and June 16th at the University of West Florida. The program ended up at the Shoreline Park Tennis Courts in Gulf Breeze on June 23 and 24th.

   
  Pensacola Sports Event Manager, Taysha
Blessington with YTF's Scott Harrison and a Roger Scott participant
  Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up


Each day there were two divisions of kids ages 4-8 and 9-12. Area tennis pros and volunteers under the direction of Pensacola Sports Taysha Blessington guided their charges through drills and games all using the tennis rackets and balls for the appropriate age and sized kids.

   
  Roger Scott Racquet Round-Up   Red Ball Action at Roger Scott


Teachers and volunteers who have been with this program since the 1980s know that several Pensacola area junior tennis players that struck their first ball at Racquet Round-Up eventually got tennis scholarships to college, It’s all free courtesy Pensacola Sports and it’s sponsors, including a $1000 check from Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida.

   
  9-12 Year Olds at Roger Scott   Naval Air Station Racquet Round-Up
   
  Shoreline Park Racquet Round-Up   Shoreline Park Racquet Round-Up

-2013-

Nearly 325 Kids Participate in the First Three 2013 Pensacola Sports Association’s Annual Racquet Round-Up Clinics



   
  2013 Racquet Round-Up at Roger Scott
Rita Dotson helping out
  2013 Racquet Round-Up at Roger Scott in Pensacola


The first three Pensacola Sports Association’s (PSA) 36th Annual Racquet Round-up were held at Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola, June University of West Florida in North Pensacola, and Hollice T. Williams Park in downtown Pensacola. The free of charge clinics included prizes, t-shirts and refreshments as well as lots of tennis with the age appropriate balls. The first three clinics drew over 300 kids to all the activities. Parents, coaches and local high school players were among the volunteers helping on the courts. In addition to the PSA, the Youth Tennis Foundation of Florida (YTF) is a major sponsor of the event.

The PSA has two more chances in July to reach more beginning kids with July 25 and 26 clinics at the beautiful revamped Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze and on July 29 at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The PSA hopes to draw a total off 600 kids after the last two clinics.

   
  2013 Racquet Round-Up at Roger Scott PSA Program
Director Liz Hamrick explaining the activities
  2013 Racquet Round-Up gatorade table at Roger
Scott in Pensacola
   
  PSA President Jodie Webb (l) receives $1000 check
from YTF's Scott Harrison for 2013 Racquet Round-Up
  2013 Racquet Round-Up goodie table at Roger Scott
in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at UWF in Pensacola   2013 Racquet Round-up at UWF in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at UWF in Pensacola   2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola         2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola
   
  2013 Racquet Round-up at Hollice Williams Park in Pensacola  
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