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FIRST ONE IN is a comedy about an alliance of women who are mediocre tennis players, yet they go on to win a prestigious, local tournament against super competitive, grown up mean girls. Director Gina Brian, a dedicated tennis player notes, "During the day in tennis clubs across America, millions of women gather to hit balls at each other. I'm one of them. We wear trendy outfits, visors and elbow and knee braces. We drink coconut water and eat protein bars and take acetaminophen. We are women of all shapes, sizes, and athletic ability and many of us aren't very good. That's okay because we don't know it, plus it provides great material for a screenplay!"

Synopsis:
Thrown off a popular reality show in disgrace, unemployed real estate agent Madi Cooke (Kat Foster), teams with a group of misfit tennis players in a do-or-die match against Bobbi Mason (Georgia King)--an overachieving, tightly wound, real estate shark--and her tennis-playing minions.

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USTA FOUNDATION TO AWARD $310,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
For Immediate Release

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., August 19, 2020 - The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that it has granted 32 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $310,000.

Each year, the USTA Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs such as the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, have demonstrated high academic achievement and require financial assistance for college matriculation. This year, for the first time, all 32 scholarship recipients are from NJTL programs across the country. "During these challenging times, scholarships are more important than ever and the USTA Foundation is committed to supporting the educational journeys of these exceptional students
who have proven their academic excellence and community service," said Dan Faber, Executive Director, USTA Foundation. "We congratulate the 2020 award recipients on their path towards continued education and leadership through tennis."

The following scholarships will be granted to high school seniors:

Marian Wood Baird Scholarship Award (student receives $15,000 award)
Awarded to one high school senior who has excelled academically, demonstrated achievements in leadership and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program, the Marian Wood Baird Scholarship was created by the Baird family and named in honor of the late Marian Wood Baird, who had been recognized by the USTA for more than 40 years of volunteer service. The 2020 recipient is Daniela Padron-Castillo of Duncanville, Texas.

Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship (students each receive $10,000 award)
The Dwight F. Davis Memorial Scholarship is granted to two high school seniors who have performed with distinction and have actively participated in extracurricular activities, community service and an organized tennis program. The award is named for Dwight Filley Davis, who began playing tennis at the age of 15 in 1894. In 1900, the year he graduated from college, Davis purchased a commemorative silver bowl as a prize for an international lawn tennis competition, marking the birth of the Davis Cup. Davis became president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association in 1923. His grandson, Dwight F. Davis III, created the scholarship to honor his grandfather’s achievements and contributions to tennis. The 2020 recipients are Dayelline Estrada-Britton of Bordentown, N.J., and Shane Lerkvikarn of Quincy, Mass.

Dwight Mosley Scholarship Award(students each receive $10,000 award)
This scholarship was named in memory of Dwight A. Mosley, the first African American elected to the USTA Board of Directors. The Dwight Mosley Scholarship is available to high school seniors of ethnically diverse heritage who have excelled academically and participated extensively in an organized community tennis program. Applicants must demonstrate sportsmanship on and off the court. The 2020 recipients are Summer Clemons of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Trinity Grear of Columbia, Md.
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PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF TENNIS WITH THE 2020 US OPEN AND THE 2020 WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN SET TO TAKE PLACE AT THE USTA BILLIE JEAN KING NATIONAL TENNIS CENTER

EVENTS MARK RETURN OF TENNIS AND SPORTS TO THE NEW YORK MARKET

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 17, 2020 - In a historic decision for the tennis industry and sports fans around the world, the USTA is proud to announce today that both the 2020 US Open and 2020 Western & Southern Open will be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., this summer. Hosting these tournaments marks an important moment for the sport of tennis, the New York market and the global sporting community as tennis returns to action.

This move creates a month of high-level international tennis at the iconic NTC. The Western & Southern Open, normally held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio, will be held just prior, August 19 to August 28. The US Open will be held August 31 to September 13, the originally-scheduled dates for the main draw of the event.

"These two events are the summer’s biggest tennis blockbusters in the U.S., and we are thrilled for the players, our fans, and all of our partners, that we will be able to mark the return of tennis," said Mike Dowse, USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. "These tournaments also serve as an inspiration to tennis players of all levels, encouraging them to get out and play, given the social-distancing nature of our sport."

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SOME HELPFUL ADVICE FROM WALGREEN'S


   
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