You may have heard that the Davis Cup Tennis Tournament is going to be held right here in Portland over the weekend of November 30-December 2, and that the tickets for the event sold out in a matter of hours. Well, the tennis festivities aren’t just restricted that that weekend – in fact, there’s a carnival coming up this weekend to help start the ball rolling.
This Sunday, November 25, the Davis Cup Tennis Carnival will be held at the Oregon Convention Center. The US Tennis Association is calling it “an interactive tennis extravaganza for all ability levels,” offering anyone five years of age and over the chance to play games and join in activities that will help both introduce the game of tennis to newcomers and show more experienced players how to get more enjoyment out of it. And if that doesn’t pique your interest, there’s also this: “Free tennis equipment will be provided and special celebrity tennis guests are scheduled to appear.” When you see the words “free tennis equipment” and “celebrity tennis guests” in the same sentence, you know it’s going to be good.
For more information about the Davis Cup Tennis Carnival, see this press release.