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YTC hosts fundraiser for the Westchester chapter of the American Heart Association

Yonkers Tennis Center (YTC) will be hosting Adult Camp Night on November 8th as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. All net proceeds will be donated to the Westchester Chapter of the American Heart Association and will help fund blood pressure self-monitoring stations in underserved communities in Westchester, CPR training programs for local high schools, and other initiatives aimed at reducing risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

YTC is partnering with the American Heart Association as heart health is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. “We understand how much even a little as 60 minutes of play several times of week can benefit your heart,” said Thane Schweyer, YTC Asst. General Manager. “We want more people in our area to know that tennis is one of the best ways to exercise as it boasts mental, social and physical benefits,” added Schweyer.

“Eating healthy and staying active are some of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease and improve your personal well-being,” said Megan Lucas, Regional Director of the American Heart Association in Westchester and Putnam Counties. “The American Heart Association recommends adults get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes per week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination of both, preferably spread throughout the week. We are pleased to work with Yonkers Tennis Center to make sure more people in our community realize how important it is to fit regular physical activity into our lives.”

Adult Camp Night will be held from 8-11pm and is open to all levels of players. Players will participate in favorite camp games. The night will conclude with our Camp awards for Sportsmanship, Most Improved, and Camper of the Night.

All of the games will use orange and green low compression balls. “Orange, and green balls travel through the air slower to help give each side a bit more time to figure out what’s happening. Players with little experience can participate and get a great workout while enjoying a new healthy activity,” said Vito Galatioto, Assistant Junior Director. “Players with experience will find they have to do a little bit more than usually do to get the ball to go where they want it to go. This allows for an all body workout to be happening at a higher degree every time you hit the ball and the best part is that more people can play together,” added Tendai Kuwaza, Director of Tennis.

Participants will also be able to take their shot at the Monster Mid, YTC’s legendary tennis ball pyramid! This summer camp tradition has been going on for over 15 years.

Participants should register with the front desk by calling 914-968-6918x0. It is $45 to attend. Players are recommended to bring a racquet, if they have one. If they do not, players are allowed to borrow racquets from Yonkers Tennis.

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