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Program Grants Available through NNMTA

October 29, 2012 10:20 AM
TournamentJoin NNMTA in bringing programs to our youth.  Sissy Kelly and Liz Briganti had an idea.  They wanted to see more structured match play, and in particular more doubles match play, for juniors in our community.  they were seeing a younger group of kids emerging from the Orange Ball 10U movement, that were seeking tournaments and match play, but were finding that not all the younger events were making.  And, quite often, doubles was not even offered.  So they made a plan for a junior invitational doubles event for 12U Green Ball players.  They offered coed, boys and girls, doubles match play.  They wanted a compass draw with lots of play opportunities provided to the kids.  They wanted a one day event.  They took their proposal to the NNMTA Board.  The Board unanimously approved the great idea.  They partially funded the event that Sissy and Liz presented.  Check out the great group of kids in the photo above that participated in the event.  The Hootman Brothers won the event in a close match with Cyrus Madrid and Julian Lee. To see the rest of the results from the tournament, click HERE.  Thanks SIssy and Liz for a great day!   
You can do this too.  Do you have an idea?  Talk to a board member to see if you can get funding.  With more community input and participation from our tennis community, we can do more to grow great tennis in our Northern New Mexico community.