April 16, 2015 - April 17, 2015
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cash Bar (includes appetizers)
Central Rhode Island, East Greenwich, Newport County, and Southern Rhode Island Chambers’ Young Professionals invite you to “Wonky isn’t it…”
Come have a cocktail, network with other young professionals from around the state in the National Tennis Club’s private lounge and enjoy watching a sport you’ve probably never seen before. With only 10 courts in the US you’re in for a surprise – a tennis ball that doesn’t bounce – a racquet that is crooked… come see! If you like, you can wear your non-marking sole sneakers and give it a try. They make it look easy – we’ll make it extra fun.
Meet Nick Howell, a top 10 World Ranked Real Tennis Professional who will demo the sport, provide a tour, answer questions, and provide a history of the game in Newport’s Private National Tennis Club.
“Court Tennis is the original form of all racquet sports and is perfect for the strategically-minded racquet sports enthusiast. With walls and slanted roofs in play, a net, and other quirky elements, you are invited to try your luck with a ball that doesn’t bounce, that has been carefully hand wound with a hand strung racket.”
Invite your friends and get Wonky!
YPcentral is a program of The Central Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Events must be paid prior to, or at event.
Venue: The National Tennis Club
Venue Phone: 401-849-6672
Venue Website: http://nationaltennisclub.orgAddress:
The National Tennis Club (NTC) was formed in 1980 when the original court tennis court, which was destroyed by a series of arsenic fires in 1945 and 1946, was completely rebuilt. The only thing that remains original is the floor and some of the lower walls, dating back to 1880.
Its home is the reconstructed Court Tennis Building at the Newport Casino within the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
The official opening was observed in August, 1980, following ceremonies at the conclusion of the first world doubles tournament for the Tiffany Cup, presented by Tiffany & Co.
The club has an active membership of approximately 100 players. It is also one of the busiest court tennis courts in the United States and has a creative play program for all levels, including club handicaps, inter-city play, night leagues, and national and international tournaments. Club members compete worldwide.
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