[AMP-L] OPAF's First Volley Tennis Clinics : Pennsylvania
wayne at renardson.org
Tue Jul 12 15:31:12 PDT 2005
The Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund (OPAF) is pleased to
announce the launch of their newest program, First Volley Tennis
Clinics. The inaugural First Volley will be held on Sunday, August 7
at Bucks County Racquet Club, located in Washington Crossing, PA. The
program is free to all participants.
Many amputees who were once active on the tennis court may not have not
played since becoming an amputee. Often, these people feel that
playing the game they once enjoyed is no longer an option. Many
orthotic wearers share this frustration. For these people, if they
wanted to play again, they would likely need to learn to play the game
over again using different techniques than those that worked
previously. This would require lessons, and where can you find someone
skilled in teaching amputees and orthotic wearers to play tennis?
For others, learning to play tennis may have been a thought at some
point in life, but never acted upon. For most of these people, playing
tennis has become a distant dream. Since 1995, The Orthotic and
Prosthetic Assistance Fund, Inc. (OPAF) has been helping give wings to
dreams. For amputees and those wearing an orthosis who have ever
dreamed of playing tennis, OPAF is ready to Give Wings to Your Dreams!
First Volley is the brainchild of OPAF's Executive Director, Robin
Burton, and tennis professional Darren Kindred. Darren has years of
experience working with amputees and people wearing orthoses. He and
his team of tennis pros will be giving individual and group
instructions to players at all skill levels. If you are an amputee or
someone wearing an orthosis with a desire to play tennis, First Volley
is for you! Regardless of your skill level, this talented group of
tennis pros is ready to help you take your game to the next level.
There is NO CHARGE for the First Volley Tennis Clinic. There are a
limited number of spaces available so register early!
First Volley has been made possible by the generous support of the
primary sponsors of the event, which include Bucks County Racquet Club,
Prince Sports, Inc., and Comfort Products, Inc.
This program is not only for patients, but also for anyone in the
rehabilitation or Orthotic & Prosthetic fields, who would like to learn
or relearn the game of tennis. Please make your patients aware of this
FREE opportunity for them as well as for everyone interested.
Contact Robin Burton, OPAF Executive Director, with any questions at
215-752-5756 or by email at
<rlb at mail.opfund.org>
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