USTA Eastern is having an essay contest:
Over the next few years, USTA Eastern is looking to create a boom in tennis participation in the section. The section is looking to attract new players of all ages and abilities to the sport, and encourage occasional tennis players to play more.
But with all of the other recreational sports available, we need to make a convincing case for the benefits of tennis. To help us, USTA Eastern is hosting a Tennis Boom Essay Contest, with the winners receiving free tickets to see Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Juan Martin Del Potro and Victoria Azarenka compete at the BNP Paribas Showdown on Monday, March 4 at Madison Square Garden.
To enter the contest, fill out the form below and include a 100 word essay in response to the following question: What would you say to convince your friends to play tennis?
Please note: the deadline for contest entries is February 15, 2013. The winners will be selected by a group of USTA Eastern staff and volunteers. The top two essay winners will each receive two tickets to the BNP Paribas Showdown. Other tickets may also be available. Read full contest rules.
Prize winners will be notified by February 22, 2013.