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Organizations come together to expose tennis to young children .

May 3, 2006 06:10 PM

GirlScoutKidsStemming from the Womens Tennis team participating in the PTR on Campus program, Tennis service representative for South Carolina Todd Norton worked with Furman coach Debbie Southern and Bonnie Sue Duncan president of the Upper Piedmont Tennis Association to promote a free clinic to children in the Greenville area communities.

Girls Scouts, home schoolers , and local area schools all had a showing of eager children ready to learn from the admired Furman team. There were over 75 kids in attendance and just about everyone of them had never hit a tennis ball before. In fact most did not own a tennis raquet. After learning some of the basic shots in tennis the children were eager to hit on the prize court and go home with many assorted tennis gifts. Every child that did not have a tennis raquet was able to go home with one that day thanks to UPTA!!

The children and parents were aslo given a guide to Greenville Tennis. This guide contain the necessary steps to getting the children invovled in tennis in their part of town. Local clubs and contact information as well as website addresses and much more were all provided in this guide.

PTR, USTA, and local CTA's working together to promote this lifetime sport to children is just one example of what can happen when organizations have the common goal of T.E.N.N.I.S.