In celebration of the Second World Tennis Day, former and current tennis superstars participate in exhibition games that aim to promote tennis to the world and expand the number of participants in the world today. According to the International Tennis Federation, 60 nations are taking part in the celebration of this day.
StarGames had organized three events for the World Tennis Day. In the Hong Kong Velodrome, the BNP Paribas Showdown will highlight Lleyton Hewitt, Li Na, Tomas Berdych and Samantha Stosur. In the World Tennis Day Showdown at London’s Earl Court, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Pat Cash and Ivan Lendl will face off against each other. Novak Djokovic, Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan and Andy Murray will be taking part at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The 60 nations taking part in the celebration of the sports day will promote the 2007-born Tennis Play and Stay campaign, which promotes tennis as an easy, fun and healthy sport. The nations will provide beginner courses for those wanting to try and play tennis by using non-professional equipment, such as slower and less-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter rackets, and smaller courts.
According to the ITF, the World Tennis Day had always been a successful initiative in using such events to bring the world’s attention to the developments of the sport in different parts of the world from 2007. March 3rd will always be an important day for Tennis.