GALBRAITH TENNIS CENTER TO JUMP START FALL WITH A COMMUNITY EVENT ON SEPTEMBER 13
One-year anniversary, fall programs and new app are cause for celebration
Galbraith Tennis Center, located at 1680 South Mildred Street in Tacoma, will rally from summer to fall programming with a free community event on Friday, September 13, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the facility’s opening. Players of all levels are encouraged to bring friends and family to the event to enjoy food and refreshments, and hit the courts to sample fall junior and adult programs.
Galbraith Tennis Center is owned and operated by the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest district (USTA PNW). Space for the anniversary event is limited, and advance registration is encouraged through the Galbraith Tennis Center Facebook page, which also includes a complete anniversary event schedule.
Every person who attends the event will receive one free raffle ticket to win the grand prize pack valued at over $350 that includes a Dunlop racquet, tennis bag, sweatband, and hat. The grand prize is courtesy of Dickson’s Pro Shop and Dunlop. Additional prizes donated by community businesses include four 1-hour Defy Tacoma passes ($15 value per), two $25 gift cards for The Pizza Press in Tacoma, one Chick-Fil-A gift basket ($30 value), and one $25 gift card from Ice Cream Social. Event attendees who purchase memberships on site will receive extra raffle tickets toward the grand prize, and their $29 membership initiation fee will be waived. Program purchases will also glean extra raffle tickets.
“Our one-year anniversary event is the perfect time for our community to experience tennis in a no-pressure celebratory environment,” said Patrick Dreves, USTA PNW general manager, Facilities Operations and Services. “We welcome first-time and experienced players alike at the Galbraith Tennis Center year-round, and look forward to sharing more about the programs lined up for the new season.”
Registration is now available for Galbraith Tennis Center fall classes and programs.
Galbraith Tennis Center will also celebrate the launch of its new PNW Tennis Centers app at the anniversary event. The app allows users to sign up for classes, programs and reserve a court at both USTA PNW tennis facilities, Vancouver Tennis Center and Galbraith Tennis Center in Tacoma. Employees will be available during the event to help demonstrate how to download and use the app.
“Our goal is to grow the game of tennis by providing easy access to affordable, high-quality instruction and industry-leading courts,” added Dreves. “The PNW Tennis Centers app is one more way to help people easily access the game.”
PNW Tennis Centers currently have more than 1200 active members, and serves approximately 5000 players through programs, tournaments, classes, USTA and City Leagues, camps, lessons, and open court play. Membership is not required for either of the two locations to enjoy PNW Tennis Center amenities, although two key benefits of membership are priority court time, and lower program fees. More information on both facilities is available at the PNW Tennis Center website: https://pnwtenniscenters.com.
About USTA PNW
Established in 1904, the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest (USTA PNW) is a 501c3 non-profit organization and one of 17 sections of the United States Tennis Association, the national governing body of the sport of tennis. Based in Beaverton, Ore., USTA PNW’s mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis in the Pacific Northwest by providing access to tennis for all. For more information, visit www.ustapnw.com.