January 21, 2013

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Help Make Serving Up For Sandy Hook A Great Success

HAMDEN, Conn. – The Quinnipiac University men's and women's tennis teams joined the United States Tennis Association Connecticut (USTA-CT)  in hosting 'Serving Up For Sandy Hook,' an afternoon of tennis, fun and games at Middlebury Racquet Club on Sunday afternoon. All proceeds raised from this event went directly to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund through the United Way of Western Connecticut. 

"We were thrilled to be part of such a wonderful day of tennis," said head coach Mike Quitko. "Amy Read and the USTA put together a fantastic event in which my players and children from the Newtown area really enjoyed. From the number of smiles I saw on the faces of the children, I'd say the day was a great success."

The event offered fun tennis games for children and interaction with professional and collegiate players. Among many others, kids chose from cardio tennis, red, orange and green ball courts, a "carnival" for kids, pro-am points and beach tennis.

"The day was exactly what we were looking for," said Middlebury Racquet Club Professional Amy Read, who played a very large role in making the event happen. "We were looking to reach out into the community to get everyone in here, having fun, meeting new people, playing tennis, having fun, and we did just that. We can't thank Quinnipiac enough for coming out and how tremendous they are with the kids."

USTA New England, one of 17 regional sections across the country that comprise the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the growth of tennis and increasing participation in the sport throughout the six-state region, by offering quality recreational and competitive programs for people of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1927 as the New England Lawn Tennis Association, USTA New England now boasts nearly 34,000 individual members, 650 organizational members and a professional staff of 19.

Quinnipiac fans should refer to the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, for the latest news, scores and highlights. The 2012-13 Quinnipiac Women's Tennis Schedule is also available for download at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com for all mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, as well as all desktop computers.

Contact: Tony Distasio; ardistasio@quinnipiac.edu