Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Fall Tennis Season Concludes but this is only the beginning

The NEWMAC conference championship took place at Smith College on October 23 and 24. Wheaton College defeated Wellesley in an exciting finals match. Smith College did not qualify for the event but they were; never the less, very much involved. The entire Smith College Tennis Team ran the event announcing the line-ups, selecting the pre-game music, cleaning courts after the rain, updating scores, posting results, watching for the player-of-the-tournament and voting on the team with the best sportsmanship. They gave their time and energy unselfishly and served as a role model of “servant leadership” by helping make the tournament special for the participants. Coach Chris Davis said “the Smith team understands the importance of giving back to the sport they love. They gave of their time with class and enthusiasm and I am proud of the their willingness to serve.” One team member was heard saying, at the awards ceremony: “let’s be in the event this coming fall!” The team promises to work together throughout the winter and will, no doubt, return to spring play stronger than ever.

In the meantime, you will find the tennis team engaged in fund raising and community service events throughout the winter months. This Friday (Oct 29) marks the beginning for the second session of the Quick Start for kids. The team members organize and teach the three week event that meets on Fridays at 5:45pm. Sign up will be open until Friday morning of the event.

Check back often to learn of more tennis events of the Smith and surrounding communities.