Children’s Tennis Program Exceeds Expectations
Steve Wilson ’06 organized what may be the most surprising success story in the brief history of Quickstart Tennis, an instructional program recently launched nationwide by the United States Tennis Association.
The pilot program in Springfield became the largest of its kind in the nation, attracting more than 260 children ages 6-10 for eight Tuesday evening sessions at Wittenberg’s David and Georgiana Albright Tennis Complex between June and August. Wilson, the head tennis professional at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Tennis Club, said the Springfield QuickStart Tennis program exceeded the previous high registration figure by approximately 30 percent.
QuickStart Tennis is an innovative new play format that helps to get more children 10 years of age and under into the game. The format includes either a foam ball or a low compression ball that bounces lower and travels less distance, smaller court dimensions and lower nets.