Women's Tennis

Buckeyes "Buddy Up" to Give Back

Gabby De Santis
Gabby De Santis

Nov. 20, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s tennis team, along with head coach Melissa Schaub and volunteer coach Jeremy Fleming, volunteered at Buddy Up Tennis Nov. 2 for a special clinic at Wickertree Tennis Club. The Buddy Up Tennis program organizes clinics for residents in the Columbus, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh areas with Down Syndrome and is the only program of its kind in the nation.

“Buddy Up is something we always look forward to,” Buckeye senior Kelsey Becker said. “The participants are all so sweet and it’s nice to see everyone so enthusiastic about tennis.”

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy 90-minute program focused on adaptive tennis, fitness, and fun for children and adults with Down Syndrome. The Buckeyes joined the participants in exercises aimed at improving fitness and tennis skills, before putting on a demonstration for the crowd alongside coaches from Buddy Up.

You can read more about the Buddy Up Tennis program at www.buddyuptennis.com and www.facebook.com/buddyuptennis.

The Buckeyes will return to their courts to kick off their spring slate Jan. 18 at Baylor.




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