The country’s largest tennis expo returns to Long Island this winter, as the 2020 New York Tennis Expo arrives at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Last year’s event drew a record crowd of more than 5,200 people, and the sixth New York Tennis Expo promises to be the biggest yet.
This year’s Expo will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, which will give attendees the opportunity to watch free professional tennis as the New York Open’s qualifying tournament begins on the same day. With ATP Tour players on-site throughout the day, attendees will also have the opportunity to get autographs from a number of different players doing signings, as well as take part in the tournament’s draw ceremony. The Expo Hall will be filled with more than 70 exhibitors, where guests can try new products, learn about clubs/programs and so much more.
“We are proud to be kicking off year three of the New York Open. More than 5,000 people came out to enjoy the 2019 New York Tennis Expo back in February, and Long Island and New York Tennis Magazines are excited to announce the return of this one-of-a-kind event,” publisher David Sickmen said. “This free event provides unparalleled exposure and branding opportunities for companies who want to promote their programs, products, services, etc. to a diverse audience in a fun environment. For local families, it is a perfect way to spend the day as there is fun for everyone both on and off the court. Now in our third year at NYCB LIVE, we are excited to continue building off of the success and bring the public an even better New York Tennis Expo in 2020.”
Once again, there will be games and activities as we will have something for the whole family. The kid’s zone will feature a bounce house, face-painting, photo booth, and other games, while the activity zone will have a Beach Tennis Court, two tennis courts and a speed serve booth, as well as non-tennis activities such as mechanical bull riding, basketball shot game, football toss, plus the New York Islanders I.C.E. tour’s prize wheel and slapshot booth as well as the New York Riptide’s Lacrosse shootout.
Guests will get to learn from some of the top coaches in the industry who, joined by ATP Tour players, will speak on two different seminars about a wide array of topics ranging from the junior level to the professional ranks. The panels are interactive, and audience members will have the chance to ask questions and pick the brains of these tennis experts. Some of these experts include legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri, who also lead on-court clinics throughout the day, as well as Hannah Berner, star of Bravo TV’s Summer House who was a top-ranked junior player in the USTA Eastern Section before playing collegiate tennis at the University of Wisconsin.
There will be entertainment all-day-long with a DJ, live band, and mascots from local professional sports teams. The food court will also be open so guests can purchase food and drinks throughout the day.
The 2020 New York Tennis Expo is a can’t-miss event for anyone looking for a great way to spend their Saturday. It’s completely free to attend, and with something to do for everyone in the family, make sure to join us on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To pre-register and receive free tickets and parking, visit 2020NYTennisExpo.eventbrite.com. For more information on the event, visit LITennisMag.com/2020NYTennisExpo, e-mail [email protected], or call (516) 409-4444.
Submitted by Brian Coleman of USP Tennis