Nintendo Serves Up Mario Tennis Open Fun at the 17th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

WHAT:

Mario and Luigi did not qualify for this year’s US Open, but they’ll be at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York for Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day on Aug. 25. The brothers will be showing off their new game, Mario Tennis Open, for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. Nintendo invites people of all ages to step onto the court with Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom pals in Mario Tennis Open for fast-paced singles and double tennis matches. Whether they feel like playing head-to-head in wireless matches or taking the Mushroom Cup in Tournament mode, Mario Tennis Open players will have the chance to sample the game’s fun and nonstop action for free during the event.

In addition to hitting the court with Mario and his pals in the South Plaza of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, visitors can enjoy other fun-filled family activities that include a chance to test their tennis skills, hit with top tennis pros and enjoy a juggling workshop, face-painting and music.

For more information about Mario Tennis Open, please visit: http://mariotennisopen.nintendo.com.

For more information about Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, please visit:

http://www.arthurashekidsday.com/

WHO:
Kids, teens/tweens, adults, parents, tennis fans, video game fans and music fans

WHEN:
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (South Plaza)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, NY 11368

VISUALS:

Kids and adults playing Mario Tennis Open together
Mario and Luigi costumed characters greeting and taking photos with event attendees in the South Plaza