The Thai Tennis Organization in America (TTOA) holds the 8th Asian Food and Tennis Festival on July 23, 2011 (10am–10 pm) & July 24 (11am-6pm) at George Mason University’s Main Campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The real tennis fun happens on the 23rd, though.
In addition to drinking some sponsor Singha beer and stuffing your face on Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Laotian and Philippine cuisine, you can get a free clinic from Paradorn Srichaphan on Saturday July 23 from 4pm-6pm. Adult and kid’s lessons will be offered and there will be prizes and celebrity tennis guests. In addition, the USTA Smashzone will be in full operational mode. Smashzone will be there on Saturday and Sunday as well.
If you want to take part in the clinic, advance registration is required. The best part is that you get to choose whether you want your instruction in English, Chinese, Tagalog, Thai, Spanish or Indian (Aryan or Dravidian). This could explain why we have such problems playing the game here at TennisMaryland. In our next lives, we want our tennis lessons taught in Tiger Mom.
You must register in advance for the Saturday 4pm clinic here.
The 8th Annual Asian Festival Tennis Championships will be held at the same location from July 23-26 with adult singles/doubles and Quickstart for cash prizes. Registration for that USTA event closes on July 17. Register for the tournament here.
We would go to this but we’d feel pretty stupid if we didn’t take in the CitiOpen Family Day at the same time in College Park, MD after we made a big stink about its possible demise. If you go to the Festival, please send us an email about it and let us know if you’d like to write a review.