MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Fourth Annual Aces for Autism Tennis Clinic is set for Saturday, June 15, at the Kiwi Tennis Club to support Florida Institute of Technology’s Scott Center for Autism Treatment’s Social Skills Program. The event occurs during Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit men’s tennis event, June 7-16, which also benefits The Scott Center. Admission is free to spectators on tournament days June 7-13.
The clinic is free for children ages 5-15, who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings, and will be held from 12-1 p.m. on June 15th. Free T-shirts, drinks and snacks will be provided to participants. Children can bring their own rackets, or borrow one at the clinic. Tennis clinic space is limited to 50 children.
The semifinals start at 11 a.m. June 15 with the feature match set for 4:30 p.m. or later. Tickets are $20.
On June 14, the feature match takes place at 5:30 p.m. This is Florida Tech Night, with entertainment by TWITCHY, the Florida Tech President’s all-faculty band. Tickets are $15.
The finals on June 16 start at 11 a.m.; tickets are $25. For Father’s Day each ticketholder this day is entitled to one free beer courtesy of the Florida Beer Company.
All proceeds from ticketed events will go to support The Scott Center. Sponsors include Revolution Technologies, the Coca-Cola Company, Fresh Point Produce, Flamingo Printing, Genna Jewelers, JaniKing, Im Solutions, MTN Advertising and Mercedes-Benz Porsche Audi of Melbourne.
The Kiwi Tennis Club is located at 30 Tradewinds Dr., Indian Harbour Beach. For more information, visit Kiwiprotennis.com. The Scott Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life for children with autism and related conditions in Central Florida.
With more than 90 tournaments throughout the country and prize money ranging from $10,000 to $100,000, the USTA Men’s Pro Circuit is the pathway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis players and a frequent battleground for established professionals. Last year, more than 1,000 men and women from more than 70 countries competed on the USTA Pro Circuit for approximately $32 million in prize money and valuable ATP World Tour and Sony Erickson WTA Tour ranking points.