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May 3, 2012 06:47 AM
The Wisconsin Tennis Association and USTA Midwest Section are pleased to announce that SmashZone, the US Open's premiere fan experience is coming to Wisconsin!  SmashZone will be at the Burlington Chocolate Festival, May 26-28, to introduce the sport of tennis, as well as the USTA's 10 and Under Tennis initiative to adults and children.
SmashZone is excited to open the 2012 Wisconsin Festival Season.  USTA SmashZone Mobile Tour engages audiences by introducing them to the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way.  Be a part of the fun of SmashZone. 
The USTA/Midwest Section and Wisconsin Tennis Association are searching for volunteers 18 and older to assist with the SmashZone experience for 4 hour shifts.  No previous tennis teaching required.  High energy, excitement, fun and interacting with the participants is all you need.  Please contact Michael Puck at Michael@midwest.usta.com to volunteer.  All volunteers selected to assist will be required to submit to a background screening test (free to USTA Members) and will also receive a SmashZone t-shirt and hat.  All parking, admission, and other cost for the event will be covered full by the USTA.
SmashZone Mobile includes a 53-foot trailer, which anchors four kid-sized tennis courts for youth play. Courts will feature games, such as Rally Courts and a Target Challenge. The trailer itself, which is handicapped accessible, will feature interactive activities for visitors that will include a Tennis Magazine Green Screen Cover Shoot, Wii Tennis and touch-screen kiosks. SmashZone Mobile is a complement to the USTA’s ongoing youth participation initiative, 10 and Under Tennis. 
"We are thrilled to have the SmashZone Mobile Tour provide an opportunity for thousands of children to experience tennis for the first time," said Kurt Kamperman, USTA Chief Executive, Community Tennis. "The tour will introduce our 10 and Under Tennis program, which is a wonderful approach to ensure children build confidence in their skills while having fun and leading a healthy lifestyle."
Attend the Burlington Chocolate Festival and enjoy the USTA SmashZone Mobile Tour.  Have Fun. Volunteer.  Enjoy tennis and chocolate.