The Tennis Coalition of San Francisco and Lifetime Activities hosted their biggest event of the year – the 4th US Open Watch Party and Community Tennis Day on Saturday, September 10th. The event drew hundreds of people of all ages to the Goldman Tennis Center, from newcomers to veterans of Golden Gate Park tennis.
The festivities began with exhibition matches and several on-court activities led by the coaches from Lifetime, and culminated along JFK Promenade, where tennis fans congregated on the grass to watch the women’s final on the big screen.
"So much of our vision was in full bloom at this year's Watch Party,” said Lois Salisbury, Co-Chair of the Tennis Coalition of San Francisco. “Whether it was bubbles, raffle tickets, high-powered exhibition matches, free tennis balls or the wonder of a giant screen, there was something for everyone at this thriving hub of public tennis in San Francisco. Our dream of an energized public tennis community came true.”
Special thanks to the host committee, the volunteers, and emcee Vern Glenn of KPIX 5/CBS News Bay Area, who helped make the day a smashing success!