Registration open for Surprise Tennis University, specialized beginners program for adults
Surprise, AZ (February 13, 2017) The City of Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex is now registering for its Tennis University – an eleven-week program for beginner tennis players ages 18 and up.
Tennis University provides a structured framework for learning the game of tennis, offering: six weeks of instruction; four weeks of supervised match play; pre-match drills and coaching; and a week of in-game competition while playing in a non-elimination tournament.
Classes begin Feb. 21 and are held Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex, located at 14469 W. Paradise Lane.
Students will not only learn the fundamentals of tennis, but will also receive complimentary walk-on court time, ball basket rental and demo racquet use during their session. Spaces are limited for each class and fill fast, so call and reserve your spot today!
To register, or for more information, please contact the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex at 623.222.2400. For a complete listing of all upcoming classes and tennis leagues visit www.surpriseaz.gov/tennis.
Dine out Friday to support youth in the Surprise Police Explorers program
Surprise, AZ (February 13, 2017) The youth of Surprise Police Explorer Post #2236 invite you to dine out for a good cause this Friday, February 17! The Explorers are partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings for a fundraising event that will help support their growing program.
The event is happening 11 a.m. to close at the Buffalo Wild Wings located at 13882 W. Bell Road (northeast corner of Litchfield Road and Bell Road in Surprise).
The Explorers will be onsite at the restaurant from 5-9 p.m. to greet customers and hand out yellow tickets that activate a donation of 10 percent of your total bill to the Explorer Post. If you dine outside of those hours, please print out and bring a copy of the yellow ticket below or present the coupon in electronic form to your server.
The Explorers program is designed for youth to learn the skills necessary for a career in law enforcement. The focus is to foster positive character traits such as honesty, integrity, respect, courage and discipline.
Thank you for your support!
For more information about Surprise Police Explorer Post #2236, visit: http://ow.ly/VqYMc
To download a PDF of the yellow ticket, visit: http://bit.ly/2l1Dg2I
Surprise Tennis Classic Women’s Tennis Championships
Surprise, AZ (February 10, 2017) The Surprise Tennis Classic Women’s Tennis Championships, a USTA Pro Circuit Event, returns February 12-19. This $25,000 tournament will feature up and coming young professionals from the Women’s Professional Circuit.
Qualifying matches will be held February 12 and 13 with the main draw slated to start later that day. The tournament will be held at the national award-winning Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. This is 10th consecutive year the complex has hosted a USTA Pro Circuit event.
The tournament will include great tennis action as well as a series of special events for the public. This year’s special events include:
Tuesday, February 14 – Red/Orange Ball Kids Day
Kids 10 and under participate in group games and drills with players from the USTA Pro Circuit. Clinic runs from 5-6 p.m. with pizza and prizes for all participants at the conclusion.
Wednesday, February 15: Senior Day
Individuals who are 50 years of age and older can come and enjoy pro tennis for only $1 admission.
Thursday, February 16: Tennis Buddies Day
An adaptive tennis clinic for individuals with special needs provided by staff from the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, along with the tournament’s touring professionals, and the City of Surprise’s Adaptive Recreation Staff. Clinic runs 6-7 p.m. with a pizza party and prizes for all participants at the conclusion of the clinic.
Thursday, February 16: High School Tennis Day and Players Clinic
Teens that play on their high school Varsity or Junior Varsity tennis teams are invited to a 90-minute clinic with some of the tournament’s touring professionals. Participants will compete in drills and point situations with world class players from the tournament followed by a pizza party, prizes and a meet-and-greet with the players. Clinic runs from 6-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 18: Kids Tennis Carnival
Kids participate in games with players from the Pro Circuit. All kids admitted free to Carnival and the day’s matches while parents pay half-price admission. Kids Carnival starts at 11 a.m. with pizza and prizes for all participants prior to the start of the semifinal matches. For information, contact the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex at 623.222.2400.
Tickets for the event will be sold onsite at the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex, located at 14469 W. Paradise Lane. No admission charge for qualifying matches on February 12-13. Tickets for February 14-16 are $3 per person, and tickets for February 17-19 are $6 per person.
For additional ticket or tournament information, please call 623.222.2400 or visit our website at www.surpriseaz.com/tennis.
ABOUT THE USTA PRO CIRCUIT:
With more than 90 tournaments throughout the county and prize money ranging from $10,000-$100,000, the USTA Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed on the USTA Pro Circuit for approximately $3.2 million in prize money and valuable ATP World Tour and Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ranking points. Andy Roddick, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Jelena Jankovic, James Blake, Justine Henin, John Isner, Melanie Oudin and Mardy Fish are among today’s top stars that began their careers on the USTA Pro Circuit. The USTA Pro Circuit is world class tennis administered on the local level and played on local tennis courts as part of the fabric of communities nationwide-an opportunity for current and new fans to experience the excitement and intensity of the professional game in their neighborhood.
Traffic restrictions on Bullard Ave scheduled 2/14-2/17
Surprise, AZ (February 10, 2017) Work to locate utilities for a future waterline project along Bullard Avenue will restrict left turn movements from Waddell Road at Bullard daily beginning Tuesday, February 14 to Friday, February 17. Traffic control will be set up between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to reduce the impact on peak travel and school commute times.
The majority of the work will occur at the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Waddell Road however some work will also occur near the intersections of Bullard Avenue and Hearn Road and Bullard Avenue and Acoma Drive.
Lane restrictions will be in place throughout the day to expedite the project.
Visit Road Closures and Traffic Restrictions for the latest in upcoming and current road work in Surprise.
Surprise hosts Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic
Surprise, AZ (February 10, 2017) Surprise Stadium is hosting nationally-ranked baseball powerhouse Oregon State, as well as the competitive forces of Indiana, Duke and Gonzaga during the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic, February 17-20.
Get your tickets at the Surprise Recreation Campus Box Office; tickets prices start at just $5 for students. Take advantage, and save more than 50 percent by purchasing a tournament pass that includes event admission for all scheduled tournament games.
For event and ticketing information, visit www.surprisespringtraining.com or talk with a box office representative at 623.222.2222.
SANDERSON FORD COLLEGE BASEBALL CLASSIC | Feb. 17-Feb. 20
OREGON STATE // INDIANA // DUKE // GONZAGA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
1:00 p.m. Duke University vs. Oregon State University
5:00 p.m. Indiana University vs. Gonzaga University
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18
10:00 a.m. Gonzaga University vs. Duke University
2:00 p.m. Gonzaga University vs. Oregon State University
6:00 p.m. Duke University vs. Indiana University
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
9:30 a.m. Duke University vs. Oregon State University
1:30 p.m. Indiana University vs. Gonzaga University
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20
11:00 a.m. Indiana University vs. Oregon State University
Individual Tickets: Adult $10 | Senior $8 | Youth/Student $5
Tournament Passes: Adult $30 | Senior $24 | Youth/Student $16
Schedule and game times are subject to change. Game times listed are MST. Event seating is general admission.