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Free tennis swag in honor of the US Open this weekend in NYC

To excel in the sport of tennis, you've got to keep your eye on the ball, hone your reflexes and always be ready to leap on an opportunity.

The same applies to finding Frugal Family bargains in New York City.

Think fast this weekend, and you may be able to pick up some awesome freebies, courtesy of ASICS America.

To drum up excitement and spread awareness of tennis, the shoe-store chain is setting loose a team of ASICS “Ballpeople” on Friday, August 22nd to shower New Yorkers with tennis love (get it?) in conjunction with the US Open.

Activities and giveaways include:

Friday, August 22 – ASICS Serves up Lunch: 11:30am – 2:00pm
Be on the lookout for one of the 40 ASICS “Ballpeople” dispersed around Rockefeller Center and Grand Central handing out 1,000 gift certificates for those willing to show off their best “air serve.” Win a gift certificate for a free lunch on ASICS from popular lunch destinations in the area.

Saturday, August 23 – Courtside Surprise & Delight: 11:00am – 3:00pm
ASICS “Ballpeople” will hand out hundreds of swag items to tennis players in Central Park at the 93rd Street Tennis Courts near West Drive. Lucky players will receive swag items including visors, t-shirts, gift cards to use at the stadium in Flushing, and other fun surprises (while supplies last).

Sunday, August 24 – Shoe Trade In: 9:00am – 12:00pm
ASICS “Ballpeople” will host a shoe exchange for the first 200 consumers who visit the ASICS Meatpacking store (located on 420 West 14th St.) to exchange their old tennis sneakers for the latest ASICS tennis shoe model, the Gel-Solution Slam.

Monday, August 25 – Subway Slam: 11:00am – 2:00pm
ASICS “Ballpeople” will gift 1,000 lucky 7 train riders with a full ride metro card, ensuring tennis fans have a free ride to or from the matches, courtesy of ASICS Tennis.

To top it all off, ASICS is offering a grand prize for anyone that tweets @ASICSAmerica with their Served by ASICS experience and dedicated hashtag #ASICSServesNYC during the festivities.

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And if all this tennis talk has inspired you to pick up a racket, then check out some FREE and low-cost tennis class options for kids that we've covered in the past.

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