NOW:53146:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
36°
H 48° L 36°
Clear | 0MPH

Inagural Tennis on Campus Event a Success

June 3, 2014

Two years ago UW-Madison student, and club tennis player Kelly Johnson had a vision of bringing together alumni and former club tennis players around the state for a campus wide event.

The inaugural Tennis on Campus Event took place this past Saturday from 4:30-7pm at Lakeshore Courts in Madison.

The event brought in sixteen former players, who still had the itch to return to the courts, and compete with other alumni from years past.

“For a first time event, you never know what to expect in terms of the number of players that turn out, Johnson said. I was pleasantly surprised my goal next year would be to double the amount of players so that they can enjoy the awesome experience of the Tennis On Campus Events.”

Former players from the state schools that participated in club tennis in college were welcomed to come, and compete at the event.

Best of all was that the event was free, and entirely funded by the USTA Tennis After Campus Program grant.

The festivities kicked off by introductions of the alumni, with a meet and greet to familiarize each player with one another.

Next each of the players chose a partner, and the rotated playing doubles matches against the other teams.

After a grueling two and a half hours on the court, the players relaxed on the Lakeshore patio behind the courts, in which they were doused with a catered meal from Subway, and some refreshing watermelon.

At the event, USTA volunteer Denny Schackter was on hand to talk to the players, and also hand out free sets of Wilson tennis string for everyone to take home.

Johnson knew the importance of not only creating a fun atmosphere but one in which the alumni could build friendships with those who love to play the game.

“Competition is only one small part the sport, the biggest and best part about playing tennis is going out meeting new people, while at the same time creating memories with these other players that share the same interest that you have.”

Johnson is planning to host the second Tennis on Campus Event in May of 2015.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Competency evaluation results for Anissa Weier, one of Slender Man stabbing suspects, will be revealed in court 04:30 PM

» Waukesha North Marching Band captures eighth straight state championship 10/20

» Comedian Frank Caliendo to perform at halftime of Bucks' home opener 10/20

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Catholic Memorial's win over Waukesha West ensures crazy four-team tie for Classic 8 title 10/17

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

» Waukesha North going for its eighth straight state band title 10/17

» Bill Mitchell returns to Waukesha County Board 10/16

» Waukesha man sentenced for threatening New Jersey judge 10/15

» Crews clear crash that closed westbound lane of I-94 in Waukesha County Updated:  10/15

» Waukesha Police Report: Oct. 16, 2014 issue 10/15

» Waukesha County chairman's salary could be cut in half 10/14

» Mukwonago football team lands huge victory over Catholic Memorial 10/11

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 8 10/10

» Prairie Home Cemetery hosts Puppy Prance on Saturday 10/10

» Waukesha Police Report: Oct. 9, 2014 issue 10/9

» Submit election letters now: deadline is Oct. 20 10/9

» Kitchen fire sends one to hospital in Waukesha 10/8

» Accident at Meadowbrook and Silvernail in Waukesha 10/7

» Waukesha's Common Council denies New Berlin's request for its fire services 10/7

» Packed Waukesha courtroom witnesses Wisconsin Supreme Court at work Updated:  10/7

» Waukesha woman, 31, charged in death of 2-year-old girl Updated:  10/7

» Waukesha could give fire assistance to New Berlin 10/7

» Toddler's death under investigation in Waukesha 10/6

» Waukesha woman charged with homicide in death of 2-year-old girl 10/6

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

What's Happening NOW

WaukeshaNOW.com and the Waukesha & Pewaukee Visitors Bureau are teaming up to provide you with an online calendar of community events and attractions. E-mail us to learn how to submit an event.