WashU Tennis Hosts Special Olympics Clinic May 4

WashU Tennis Hosts Special Olympics Clinic May 4

St. Louis, Mo., April 17, 2019 — The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's tennis teams are hosting the 15th Annual Special Olympics Tennis Clinic on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to Noon at Tao Tennis Center on the Danforth Campus.

Instructors for the clinic include WashU women's tennis coach Kelly Stahlhuth, men's tennis coach Roger Follmer, and student-athletes from both teams.  

Athletes must wear tennis shoes, bring a water bottle and a tennis racquet if available. Racquets will be provided for those who do not have their own.

This is a free event and participants will receive a T-shirt and free lunch. The commemorative T-shirts were made possible by a grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA). 

In addition to a full day of activities, the clinic will focus on improving stroke technique, basic tennis skills, and building appreciation for tennis. The event is expected to draw more than 50 Special Olympic athletes from across the state of Missouri.

Registration deadline is May 1. For additional information, contact Jocelyn Diehl at: diehl@somo.org.

Parking on Campus:  Turn on to Snow Way (off of Big Bend, just south of the Forest Park Parkway) and go to the garage; turn right into the garage and go to the top level for ample parking and easy accessibility to the Tao Tennis Center.  Please park in the southwest corner as the entrance to campus is at that location… the walkway between the fraternities (houses) will take you directly to the tennis courts.