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    Spotlight: Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc.

    Enjoy the multiple benefits of tennis – including living longer!

    Physical activity is good for people of all ages; so is mental and social stimulation, and building teamwork and developing relationships.

    In fact, recent studies indicate that playing tennis may extend your life by nearly 10 years!

    The great sport of tennis and Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc. (BCTA) programs provide all these healthy benefits, and more, for an affordable price in a fun environment near your home.

    The BCTA’s mission is to promote healthy, social, and educational opportunities within the county through the lifetime game of tennis.

    The nonprofit community tennis association provides fun and affordable tennis programs for ages four to 94+ by partnering with over 20 recreation agencies, school districts, and tennis facilities to provide various coed tennis instruction and competition year-round.

    A majority of the programming takes place on public courts and annually services about 1,200 players.

    Plus, the BCTA annually brings tennis to over 500 youths via physical education programs, school assemblies, and other gratis programming.

    Over the last several years BCTA spearheaded the free upgrading of public facilities with blended line courts to make tennis user friendly for kids as well as adults.

    BCTA coaches are enthusiastic in sharing their love of tennis and have completed at least one tennis coach workshop as well as a current background check.

    Using the games-approach method, they adapt play via modified racquets, nets, and balls, and adjust to skill levels through tailored games/drills.

    The BCTA believes in tennis’s educational value, continually encouraging commitment, respect, and sportsmanship.

    Each summer, the BCTA hosts a USTA-sanctioned tournament for Boys’ and Girls’ in the 14-, 16- and 18-and-under age divisions. And during winter months, it offers indoor tennis at four facilities.

    The association is looking forward to hosting the 2020 National Public Park Tennis Championships, which will be the first time in nearly a century that this event will be in the Philadelphia area!

    The BCTA’s final indoor season runs from February 15th through March 22nd, and its first of four outdoor seasons, including its five-week Learn, Practice & Play program, will begin in mid-April.

    Bucks County’s favorite tennis playing canine Scooby Doo traditionally kicks-off the 2020 outdoor season at the annual Tennis Ball Hunt the Sunday before Easter in Newtown Township!

    For program details and registration, log onto www.buckscounty.usta.com.

    PHOTO CAP: BCTA offers mid-season and end of season special “all-star” team tournaments youth – adult age divisions where athletes form throughout the county participate in low-key fun competition.