A play day will be held Saturday, March 15 at the tennis courts next to the Vidalia Municipal Complex. The play day is sponsored by the LaMiss Communicty Tennis Assocation and the event is free. Play begins at 9 30 a.m. and participants are asked to wear comfortable or athletic clothing and tennis shoes and to bring water. Equipment will be available if participants do not own a racket. The event will last until 11 a.m. There will be door prizes given away that include rackets, shirts and hats. “We encouraging children and teens of all ages to participate in tennis for numerous reasons,” said Nancy McLemore, president of the LaMiss Community Tennis Association Board League Coordinator Community Tennis Association. “It’s fun, it’s a sport that they can play for their entire lives, it contributes to eye-hand coordination, it’s great exercise and it’s social without being on a huge team because all you need is one other person to play; it’s a non-contact sport; it’s a sport that encourages sportsmanship and cooperation between players.” USTA memberships are free for kids 10-under. USTA offers schoolteams monetary incentives to get their members to join USTA. “I attended a state wide Community Tennis Association (CTA) Coordinators meeting in Baton Rouge (February 22) where I networked with other CTAs all over Louisiana, learned about monetary incentives, was introduced to some ideas on how to write and win grants for the CTA, given info on starting local leagues and how to run them, and finally met all of the men and women who run the Louisiana Tennis Association,” McLemore said.