Photo: Get Involved Olympic Tennis
Indian players Vishnu Vardhan (Men's Singles and Doubles) and Rushmi Chakravarthi (Women's Doubles) who were taking part in the Olympic Tennis event supported the "Get Involved... Tennis" and took time out to play with small children at the on site spectator experience.
During the Olympic Tennis Event at Wimbledon the ITF and the British LTA cooperated to present an official London 2012 "Get Involved... Tennis" Spectator Experience.
The "Get Involved... Tennis" experience provided spectators throughout the 9 days of tennis competition the opportunity to try tennis in a variety of fun playing scenarios, showing how easy and healthy playing the sport can be.
The "Get Involved... Tennis" publicity distributed throughout the site, promomted the following message to encourage more poeple to try the sport and get involved:
Tennis is easy, fun and healthy. It is a sport that you can play whatever your age and can be an affordable way to spend time with friends and family. There are over 23,000 courts across Great Britain – to find out how you can get involved, either here or in your country, visit: www.london2012.com/tennis
Tennis Play and Stay is the ITF global campaign aimed at increasing tennis participation worldwide. Fundamental to the Tennis Play and Stay campaign is the use in coaching and competition of the slower Red, Orange and Green balls, ensuring that the first experience of tennis is Easy, Fun and Healthy. The campaign is supported by the ITF member nations, top professional players, tennis manufacturers and major coaching organisations.
Within Great Britain allplay is a national campaign, brought to you by the LTA, to help more people playtennis. The campaign is for anybody just starting out in tennis as well as people who are looking to play more often through an interactive and social online network. The LTA allplay campaign supports the key principles of the ITF Tennis Play and Stay campaign and is encouraging increased participation in tennis worldwide.