New York Tennis Expo to kick off first New York Open

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(Courtesy: Eventbrite)

The 2018 New York Tennis Expo will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at NYCB Live, the home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and will serve as the lead-in event for the inaugural New York Open.

According to a press release, the Expo will kick off Long Island’s first professional tennis tournament in nearly two decades as the ATP World Tour 250 Series tournament.

The New York Open will feature top players such as John Isner, Kei Nishikori and the Bryan Brothers.

The New York Open Draw Ceremony will take place at the Long Island/New York Tennis Magazine Broadcast Plaza in the center of the Expo Hall where the professional players will be signing autographs and taking part in meet and greet sessions.

Attendees will also have access to watch the pro players practice for the tournament.

“We are thrilled to kick off the first annual New York Open with the New York Tennis Expo on Saturday, February 10. The Open and Expo’s mutual goal is to create compelling, interactive content for tennis enthusiasts and afford industry leaders a unique chance to expose its products and services to as many people as possible,” said Josh Ripple, New York Open Tournament Director.

“By integrating the ATP Tour into the Expo, we believe that exhibitors and attendees will have a rare opportunity to be the first to see how the tournament venue will look, hit on the competition courts and meet ATP Tour players. And it provides many New Yorkers the chance to reconnect with Nassau Coliseum following its $180 million renovation. A win-win for everyone,” he added.

The Expo will also feature informative and topical discussions featuring industry experts on subjects including “Road to College Scholarships” and “Taking Your Game to the Next Level.”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the speaker sessions and learn from some of the best coaching minds in tennis.

The Expo’s expansive Activity Zone will feature the New York Islanders Ice Tour and will also play host to a Speed Serve booth.

There will be 10 & under mini tennis courts sponsored by USTA Eastern for kids to play on as well as opportunities for attendees to play on the stadium courts.

For the first time at the Expo, a Beach Tennis Arena and a Tennis Apparel Fashion Show will take place and will showcase local high school and college tennis players modeling the latest in tennis apparel.

Preregister for the 2018 New York Tennis Expo at www.newyorktennisexpo.eventbrite.com and receive complimentary parking on the day of the event.

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