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May 9, 2022 07:32 PM



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   Five communities plan to host tennis celebrations across Wyoming during May for National Tennis Month

LARAMIE, WY (May 10, 2022) - Tennis is booming, and what better way to celebrate than through special events, promotions and play opportunities in Wyoming as part of National Tennis Month this May!

National Tennis Month is a nationwide grassroots effort driven by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its industry partners celebrating tennis, a sport which challenges one both physically and mentally. For 31 straight days, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities.

To help celebrate, Governor Mark Gordon is hosting USTA Wyoming and the Cheyenne Tennis Association at the State Capitol in Cheyenne on the afternoon of  Thursday, May 12, for an in-person public proclamation signing recognizing May as Tennis Month across the state of Wyoming.

Tennis participation has seen significant growth over the past two years, with people turning to the sport to stay physically fit in a safe manner. According to the latest Physical Activity Council’s participation report, more than 22.6 million people hit the tennis courts in 2022, representing a 27.9% increase since 2019, with 4.9M more players picking up a racquet.  And Wyoming has seen an uptick in the demand for development and refurbishment of tennis facilities as a result. “A new ten court high school tennis complex is underway in Casper,” said USTA Executive Director Peg Connor. “Another long-awaited initiative is on deck in Jackson. Governor Gordon’s support of Tennis Month will bring much appreciated attention to these projects and the many tennis events, activities, and programs taking place across the state this May and throughout the year.”

"Over the past two years, tennis has seen an incredible surge in participation as players turned to the sport for a safe way to socialize with family and friends while also staying physically active,” said Michael J. McNulty III, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “Tennis is a sport with many health benefits, can be played for your entire lifetime, and is easily accessed, with courts in every community, including in schools, public parks and facilities.  We encourage people of all ages and abilities to pick up a racquet this May as we celebrate.”

For more information about National Tennis Month, visit USTA.com/NationalTennisMonth or search hashtag #NationalTennisMonth on social media.  To participate in events in communities across Wyoming during National Tennis Month, visit ww.ustawyoming.com.

About USTA Wyoming:  With headquarters in Laramie, USTA Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote and develop tennis in communities across Wyoming for people of all ages and abilities.  Affiliated Community Tennis Associations are currently  located in Casper, Cheyenne, Green River, Jackson, Laramie and Sheridan.  To learn more about USTA Wyoming, please visit www.ustawyoming.com.