September 24, 1999 - by

Tennis Teams Serve As Volunteer Coaches In Junior League

Sept. 24, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida State men’s and women’s tennis teams are volunteering their time to help teach the area’s younger tennis players the fundamentals of the game.

Beginning on Sunday, September 26th, FSU will host a junior league that will allow young tennis players the chance to compete using the college women’s team format. The league will compete on three Sundays this fall, and FSU players and coaches will serve as volunteer coaches.

The three designated Sundays this fall for the league are September 26th, October 10th and November 21st, with December 4th being a make-up date. The action will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. on each of those Sundays. The junior players will be broken up into three age groups: a 10-and-under, a league for 12 year olds, and a league for kids who are 14 years old (8th grade and younger).

Both of FSU’s tennis teams will be on hand to divide up among the various junior league teams to provide instruction and support. Members of the 23rd-ranked FSU women’s tennis team who will be participating Sunday include the nation’s 68th-ranked player, sophomore Alida Gallovits, and senior Ali Weber, two-time ACC flight champion. It will also be the first chance to see the new men’s head coach Dwayne Hultquist and his 1999 team. Top returners for the men include senior Mike Ingham, 67 career wins, and junior Chad Mooney, last season’s team leader in wins.

For more information on the Team Tennis League For Tallahassee Juniors, please contact league director John Vinson at (850) 668-7430.

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