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Tennis Joins the Fight against Childhood Obesity


Holabird Sports Encourages Young People to Get on the Court

Over the past 30 years U.S. childhood obesity rates have tripled. In fact, an estimated 17 percent of young people ages 2 to 19 years old are not just overweight, but dangerously obese. Furthermore, children who are obese are more likely to become obese adults—with the possibility of lifelong health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes and even cancer.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program was formed to stop the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the latest professional sports organization to join her campaign. Professional tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff have already filmed a PSA with Michelle Obama to celebrate this partnership. Holabird Sports applauds these efforts—especially the USTA’s 10 and Under Tennis Initiative—and are now offering one of the largest online selections of junior tennis racquets, junior tennis shoes, junior tennis apparel and more, all at competitively low prices. Holabird Sports hopes that by having something for everyone and affordable prices, they can do their part to encourage young people to get off the couch and on the court.

“We believe in the ‘Let’s Move’ program,” says David Hirshfeld, Co-Owner of Holabird Sports. “Most of us at Holabird Sports are lifelong tennis enthusiasts and have experienced firsthand the beneficial and life changing impact that tennis can have. We believe that getting kids interested in playing tennis at a young age is important.”

Holabird’s junior tennis racquet selection is one of the best online: from Nadal junior racquets to Babolat’s hot new B’Fly line, they have the perfect racquet for every young player. In addition, the Holabird Sports closeout options offer top name racquets at everyday discount prices.

For more information, or to shop junior tennis gear, visit

About Holabird Sports
Since 1981, Holabird Sports has been supplying a wide selection of racquet sport equipment and athletic footwear for everyone from sports enthusiasts to serious athletes. Holabird offers over 2000 styles of running, tennis, basketball, cross training, aerobic and walking shoes, always at the best possible price. Discover the Holabird advantage: great selection, low prices, experienced service and constant reliability. Holabird Sports showroom is located in Baltimore, MD, or visit


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