SAN DIEGO DISTRICT TENNIS ASSOCIATION TO HOST 17th ANNUAL
TENNIS FEST ON SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017 AT BALBOA TENNIS CLUB Broadcasting Legend Dick Enberg to be Honored During Special Presentation
San Diego, Calif. – (April 10, 2017) – The San Diego District Tennis Association will host its 17th Annual Tennis Fest on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m. at the historic Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104. Admission and on-site parking is free.
The family-oriented tennis event, which is open to every one of all ages and abilities, will feature a fun-filled afternoon of on-court tennis games, drills and instruction, prizes, and the opportunity to demo tennis racquets. More than 50 of San Diego’s top tennis professionals will provide on-court instruction.
Attendees may pre-register for Tennis Fest at www.sandiegotennis.com . Pre-registration is not required to attend the event. However, the first 800 participants who pre-register will receive a Tennis Fest T-shirt and a gift bag when they check-in at the reception desk.
“We invite the San Diego community to come out and enjoy a fantastic afternoon of tennis fun,” said Geoff Griffin, tennis director of the Balboa Tennis Club. “This is the perfect event for families who want to come out to the tennis courts and have a great time.”
During the festivities at Tennis Fest, broadcasting legend Dick Enberg will be presented with the prestigious Ben Press Award. The award, which was established in 2004 and recognizes those who have made contributions to San Diego tennis, was named after the late Ben Press, a former tennis professional at the Hotel Del Coronado who was perhaps the greatest ambassador to San Diego tennis.
“Mr. Enberg is one of the most admired, respected and loved sports commentators in the country. Padre Baseball and world class tennis have made him very popular in San Diego,” Griffin said. “He has been such a great supporter for the sport of tennis at every level. We are very happy to have the opportunity to honor him this year at Tennis Fest.”
Former touring professional Pam Shriver, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, will present Enberg with the award during a special on-court presentation, which will take place at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Stadium Court.