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Mangano Announces Free Tennis Event “Love on Long Island” Thanks to USTA

East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano has announced that the United States Tennis Association will be hosting free tennis lessons on Sunday, May 12th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is open to all ages and skill level.

Held at the tennis courts at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, the event dubbed “Love on Long Island,” will provide both children and adults the opportunity to learn the game of tennis or improve upon already acquired skills. Provided in conjunction with the United States Tennis Association and the United States Professional Tennis Association, the day will feature “10 and Under Tennis,” a new and innovative way to learn the game that also provides a one year USTA membership for children 10 and under.

As the national governing body for the sport of tennis, the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) mission is to promote and develop the growth of the game. Established in 1881, the USTA is a progressive and diverse not-for-profit organization whose volunteers, professional staff, and financial resources support this singular mission. Similarly, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) aims to grow the game of tennis by elevating the standards of tennis teaching professionals and coaches. Founded in 1927, it is the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals and has more than 15,000 members worldwide.

Eisenhower Park, the jewel of Nassau County’s park system, provides over 930 acres of activities which include a swimming pool and fitness center at the world-class Nassau County Aquatic Center; three 18-hole golf courses, a driving range, and mini-golf; athletic fields; playgrounds; a 2-mile fitness trail; basketball and tennis courts; and summer entertainment atthe Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre. In addition, the Park includes beautiful Memorials to the Nation’s veterans, as well as to the Nassau County Firefighters and County residents who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. For more information about Eisenhower Park, please call (516) 572-0348. For more information about the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, please call: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.