Events Planned for March Tennis Month

Posted on February 29, 2016 and filed under Uncategorized

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The Downtown Tennis Center announces a full month of tennis events and activities during the month of March in celebration of Tennis Month.  Tennis events are geared for participants of all ages from youth to adults and all skill levels including people who’ve never played tennis before.

David Araiza, the director at the Downtown Tennis Center says, “New classes roll out this month in addition to several great events making Tennis Month the perfect time to learn tennis or to return to the game.” The following events are planned for the Downtown Tennis Center.  

Saturday, March 5 – Rome Team Tennis Tournament
The public is invited to watch a match and support our local junior tennis players who are representing their local schools.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 19 – Teach Me Tennis End of the Season Tournament and Celebration
Bring your family and come party tennis style with our Live DJ who will get everyone in around the courts dancing and playing games.
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday, March 12 -13: USTA Rome Junior Super Championships
Intermediate to advanced, youth competitors ages 10 to 18, will compete in the super championships. Register at
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

One of the main goals of Tennis Month is to introduce and teach tennis to people who have limited to no experience.  A series of classes, Tennis 101, 102 and 103 are offered to help players learn the sport of tennis in a fun and relaxed environment.

Monday, February 29: 101 Tennis Classes Begin
Tennis 101 teaches the fundamentals and is ideal for people who have never played tennis before. The program provides six tennis lessons, tennis racket, one recreation practice league, one USTA tennis league and a USTA membership. Registration is $50 ($250 value). Register at the Downtown Tennis Center.

Tuesday, March 1:  102 Tennis Classes Begin &
Wednesday, March 2: 103 Tennis Classes Begin
Tennis 102 and 103 build on the fundamentals learned in Tennis 101 and provide a natural progression into league tennis.
Registration is $78. Register at the Downtown Tennis Center.

In addition to classes and events, free training opportunities are available for tennis coaches or those who desire to become certified. On March 19, a free Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Coaches Certification Workshop will be held at the Coosa Country Club. The training is free and coaches will receive education credits. Register online at

A full schedule of tennis matches will be held at the Downtown Tennis Center in March. The public is welcome to attend any of the scheduled matches.

March 2 : Shorter University vs Lee University

March 3: Rome High vs Woodland

March 8: Rome High vs Dalton High

March 10: Rome High vs Cass High

March 15: Rome High vs Creekview

March 21: Shorter University vs Centre College

March 22: Armuchee Middle vs Cedartown Middle

March 29: Shorter University vs University of West Alabama

March 30: Shorter University vs Clayton State

March 30: Shorter University vs Morehouse

The Downtown Tennis Center is located at 301 West Third Street.  For questions on any of the Tennis Month community events, classes or training, contact David Araiza at 706-290-0072, 

The Downtown Tennis Center features 16 lighted USTA standard tennis courts serving as the hub for local league play and classes in Rome, Georgia. It will soon operate as a satellite facility of one of the nation’s largest tennis facilities, Rome Tennis Center at Berry College, which is planned for completion in summer 2016. The new 30 acre site will house 54 USTA standard, asphalt tennis courts to include six NCAA regulation courts, three center courts for tournament and collegiate play, and one exhibition court. Both facilities are centrally located to Birmingham, Atlanta and Chattanooga.

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