Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Citi Open Hosts Inova Health and Wellness Day

From our friends at the Citi Open...

New event to Feature Mini-Seminars and Activities for All Ages

Inova will host a Health and Wellness Day at the Citi Open Tournament on Wednesday, July 30, featuring talks by sports medicine experts and analyses of players’ tennis swing, vertical leap, and ACL injury risk.

Thirty-minute seminars on topics such as understanding ACL, shoulder, foot and ankle tennis injuries will be held in the Citi Open® Courtside Hospitality Tent at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. For every ace hit on stadium court during the professional men’s and women’s tennis tournament, Inova will donate $20 to the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation.

Tournament guests are encouraged to also take part in a blood drive. The first 100 people to donate at the bloodmobile located at the northwest corner of the tournament grounds near Grandstand 1 will receive two complimentary tickets to the July 30 Session 5 of the tennis tournament or a future 2014 Citi Open Tournament session. The FitzGerald Tennis Center is located at 16th & Kennedy Streets NW in Rock Creek Park, four miles north of the White House.

Three of the top 10 seeds from Wimbledon are set to play in the July 26 through Aug. 3 tournament: Canada’s Milos Raonic, John Isner of the United States and Kei Nishikori of Japan. In addition to Isner, American men in the Emirates ATP World Tour Top 100 Rankings are confirmed, including fan favorites Sam Querrey, Jack Sock, Donald Young and Steve Johnson.

The Citi Open® Tournament is part of the prestigious Emirates Airline US Open Series, the summer tennis season that links eight North American hard-court tournaments to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. The men’s tournament is one of only 11 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide, making it one of the top 20 tournaments in the world, and the only one held in the United States. It also features a WTA International Tournament, one of only two in the United States. The tournament’s owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), provides underserved children in the D.C. area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the court through academic and athletic enrichment.

For more information, visit the Citi Open Tournament on the Web at www.citiopentennis.com. Citi Open® is a Lagardere Unlimited production. Citi Open is a registered service mark of Citigroup Inc.