By Rob Kiser
Once again, the Piqua athletic director Chip Hare and the Piqua High School athletes have been beneficiaries of support from the community.
Thanks to the donation of Dr. Victor Kim and Bill Adkins, there is now a tennis shed located at the tennis courts behind the Piqua Junior High.
“We have been really blessed at Piqua High School with people who are willing to give time and make donations to benefit our athletes and tennis is no exception,” Hare said. “We are fortunate to have Dr. Victory Kim and Bill Adkins to donate their time and money to make something nice for the Piqua tennis team.
“This now gives us a place where the coaches can meet with the kids before and after competitions. And there was no shelter area around out there where anyone could go during bad weather.”
The courts are also the site of the annual Labor Day tennis tournament and the tournament will benefit as well.
“They can use this as their office now,” Hare said. “It will serve as the office for the tournament. We are just very appreciative of Dr. Kim and Mr. Adkins for what they have done. It is something they wanted to do and we were able to make it happen.”
Piqua Youth Team Tennis will be held again this summer.
It will be held on Wednesdays from June 21-July 26 at Pitsenbarger Sports Complex.
It will run from 6-7 p.m. each Wednesday.
There will be a season ending event on July 30 for 4-6 p.m. at Schroeder Tennis Center.
Cost is $65 per student in grades 1-6 and each participant receives a tennis racquet, shirt and more.
Partial scholarships are available upon request.
The registration deadline is May 28 and you can register at MidwestTeamTennis.com
Rob Kiser is Sports Editor for the Daily Call. He can be reached at (937) 451-3334.