By Sara Evans

ITF Tennis schemeNovember 10 - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has re-launched Tennis Play and Stay, the website of its global participation campaign.

The revamping of the website follows the re-launches of ITF's official website, and Davis Cup and Fed Cup competition websites.

The new look Tennis Play and Stay site provides additional online resources for national associations, players and coaches.

A new National Associations area has also been introduced which allows federations to showcase and share information relating to specific development programmes – bringing all programmes under one website for the first time.

There are also sections on: competition formats, including supporting resources and videos; health and tennis, including research studies on the physical benefits of tennis; and starter tennis equipment, where manufacturers share product information and contact details.

Tennis Play and Stay screengrab Nov 11The relaunched Tennis Play and Stay website's home page

It's also hoped the site will generate greater interest in the Tennis Play and Stay campaign.

Launched in 2007, Tennis Play and Stay, is ITF's global initiative to increase tennis participation worldwide.

Fundamental to the campaign is the use of slower balls by coaches working with starter players, ensuring that their first experience of tennis is a positive one by serving, rallying and scoring from the first lesson.

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