POSTED ON 8/3/10 | Sport Court® is teaming up with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to set up eight colorful QuickStart tennis courts at the White House for its South Lawn Series on Tuesday, August 3.
White House officials will welcome local USTA National Junior Tennis and Learning Chapter students (NJTL) and other local youngsters to play tennis as a part Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to encourage youth fitness.
Appearing at the event will be record-breaking Doubles Team Bob and Mike Bryan and World No. 20 ranked Sam Querrey.
The White House is working with the USTA, which has chosen Sport Court to provide the court surface. Scaled to size for kids, the 36 foot QuickStart courts are smaller versions of a regulation tennis court.
Sport Court, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is the “Official Supplier of Modular Flooring” for the USTA.
After their use at the White House event, the Sport Court surfaces will be donated to the Charlie Norwood Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Augusta, GA. This is the only V.A. facility in a partnership with an active duty Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB). The WTB is located at Ft. Gordon, GA and wounded soldiers are rehabilitated at the V.A. In addition to V.A. and WTB use, the local YMCA is building a 'Field of Dreams' program for disabled kids in the community. The tennis courts at Charlie Norwood will serve as the tennis portion of the project. The USTA will be offering training and volunteers for the facility as well.