THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD TIMES
May 17th, 2007
“Gearing up for summer at Vineyard Youth Tennis”
Written by Karla Araujo
They run, jump, hurdle, throw, catch, sidestep, slice, chip, drive, volley, and smash their way through their one-hour lessons twice a week at Vineyard Youth Tennis. During the colder months, you can hear their shouts and screeches echoing outside the protective bubble that rises each autumn to shelter the hundreds of Island kids between 4 and 18 years old who now count free tennis as one of their weekly activities year-round.
“It’s a great program,” Adam Bresnick says, his voice enthusiastic. An avid tennis player himself, his three boys – Owen, 5, Sam, 7, and Zach, 9, are all growing up with rackets in their hands. Now that the kids are playing, he says, his wife has taken up the game as well.
“How lucky are we to have this facility?” Mr. Bresnick asks. “I’m seeing a lot of kids switching to tennis from other sports on the Island. It’s now part of the mix of kids’ sports and it’s drawing kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford to learn.”
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