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USTA Launches PSA to Highlight Efforts to Use Tennis to Support Military Families

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The United States Tennis Association has introduced tennis to more than 100,000 military service members and their families, introducing them to the physical and psychological health benefits of the game.

As part of Joining Forces, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is launching a new Public Service Announcement today featuring Dr. Jill Biden that describes the many ways the USTA is using tennis to inspire and help connect service members and military families.

The USTA has made an unprecedented effort through its Military Outreach Program to reach more than 100,000 service members and military families to introduce them to the benefits of tennis. The USTA uses programs to reach service members and military families in communities and on bases, and to help wounded warriors through tennis therapy clinics when they come home.

“Tennis can connect our service men and women with each other, their families, and their communities,” Dr. Biden said. “Joining Forces is proud to have partners like the USTA, whose support honors the courage and sacrifice of our military families.”

As part of the USTA’s Military Outreach Program, the US Open will host a Military Appreciation Day on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 to honor and acknowledge the sacrifice of 14 Wounded Warriors.

Watch the PSA here or below and to learn more about Joining Forces visit JoiningForces.gov, like Joining Forces on Facebook and follow @JoiningForces on Twitter.

Melanie Kaye is the Communications Director to Dr. Jill Biden