Jan. 25, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. –
Florida State tennis programs will host their fifth annual “First Serve” kick-off banquet at the Tom and Ginny Futch Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center Club on Jan. 26, 2007. The banquet will begin at 7 p.m., with a social cocktail hour from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The banquet provides an opportunity for attendees to enjoy a meal with the Men’s and Women’s teams and fellow supporters of FSU tennis. Coaches from both teams and other proponents of the programs will speak to the attendees. According to the banquet’s event planner, Chelsey Green, the event is a way for the community to show support for the tennis teams and start the season with excitement and momentum.
“We’ve had an increase in participation each year, with around 500 people in attendance last January,” head coach Dwayne Hultquist said. “It is our goal to have even more attendees at the 2007 banquet, so our players will fully feel the support of the Tallahassee and Florida State University communities behind them as they begin new tennis seasons.”
“Our players love the chance to dine and get to know the people who devote their time to cheering in the stands during the matches,” head coach Jennifer Hyde said. “The banquet is the perfect opportunity for these connections to be made.”
Banquet attendees will consist of Florida State athletes, coaches, parents, administrative, staff, students and other local tennis supporters. Special guests include Florida State president Dr. T.K. Wetherell and Seminole football All-American Peter Boulware.