2019 Western Wake Tennis Association Year in Review
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of it’s members.” Coretta Scott King
Cheers to another amazing year!! We continue to be amazed by how the love of this sport sends ripples throughout the community and changes lives! This year, while we were pleased to see our existing tennis community continue to enjoy all of the outstanding tennis programming in our Western Wake area, we were most inspired by the impact this sport has had on our newest players.
In our 2018 year-end message, we expressed our desire to focus on diversity and inclusion and so we are most pleased by the strides we have made in our tennis, adaptive sports programming. We continue to support, participate, and provide many volunteers to the Abilities Tennis Program, which was recognized at the state, section, and national level this year. In addition, we were very excited to help launch the Wheelchair Tennis Program with Cary Tennis Park. One of the most meaningful highlights of this endeavor, was the generosity of you, our WWTA community. The monetary contributions for chairs and equipment and the countless volunteer hours have brought a smile and a purpose to many. It has been inspirational to watch others experience the love of this sport. It truly is a sport for everyone.
Although this year’s events, programs, and highlights are always worthwhile to note, we are most compelled to recognize our community partners that make tennis a reality for all of us. A special thanks to all of our partners, including but not limited to, our fantastic Board of Directors, a dedicated staff, generous volunteers, amazing facilities and professionals, and our fabulous captains; all working together to make it happen!
“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come……” and we have definitely come far this year: contributed over $21,000 in charitable donations, filled over 500 volunteer spots supporting adaptive tennis and beginner programs, supported Try Tennis by getting a racquet into over 400 people’s hands, awarded youth scholarships, conducted tennis leagues and tournaments for youth and adults, celebrated our captains at our annual captain’s party, supported recycling efforts by getting 60 gently used tennis racquets into two area high schools allowing them to have PE tennis, and more.
As we close out this meaningful year, we wish all of our tennis community a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to 2020, where we will continue to promote this great game of tennis and strive to put racquets in more hands!! We hope you will join us in making this happen in our community…#tennisforallandallfortennis …..and we mean it.