Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe & Lendl showdown promotes youth tennis

Legends of the game, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl take to the court Monday, February 28 for Tennis Night in America at the BNP Paribas Showdown at historic Madison Square Garden.

Nothing inspires tennis fans like legends playing at the Garden and you can catch it all live starting with McEnroe Vs. Lendl streaming at 7pm (EST) on ESPN3.com.

At 9:00 p.m. ESPN2 will televise the final match when rivals Sampras and Agassi square off.  A replay of the BNP Paribas Showdown will be telecast on MSG Plus on Monday, March 7 and again on MSG Network on Monday, March 14.  For more information, visit tennisnight.com.

The players will be competing on a court with blended lines. The additional lines will mark the smaller, 60-foot court employed by the QuickStart Tennis program for youth tennis.

Blended lines are another step in the USTA’s revolutionary 10 and Under Tennis initiative. The 10 and Under Tennis is real tennis scaled to size for its youngest participants, with slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, lighter and smaller racquets, and shorter courts that make the game fun, easy to learn and easy to play, ensuring that kids will return to tennis again and again.


Throughout March, Youth Registration events will be held at 700 tennis facilities across the country.  These events will feature games and activities for kids and gives parents an opportunity to sign up their kids for spring and summer tennis programs.  For more information, log on to youthregistration.com

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