Jan. 17, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. –
Florida State tennis teams and the Tallahassee Tennis Association hosted Community Tennis Day on Monday, January 15th at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. Local Tallahassee juniors and college students came together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to receive instruction from the Florida State men’s and women’s tennis teams.
“Anytime we have an opportunity to get the youth involved with tennis and grow the sport and the community is great,” women’s head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “It’s fun for the players to hit with the youngsters and teach them a thing or two while having some fun along the way as well.”
A little rain didn’t stop the squads from running drills and games for players of all ages. The event lasted from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the main purpose of promoting tennis in the community and keeping tennis fans involved with the program.
“We thought we were going to get rained out, but we were able to get the event in,” men’s head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “We have kids out here that are seven and eight years old all the way up to college students I think the players enjoy doing the community service and I think they know these are the people who come out to our matches with their families.”
Florida State men’s tennis kick off their 2007 dual season with a double header this Friday, January 19th against Florida A & M at 12:00 p.m. ET and North Florida at 4:00 p.m. ET at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center. The following day, women’s tennis begin their season with a quad match again Northwestern and Penn State.