Tennis clinic for local youth set for April 14

In honor of Meghan Strathman ’03, a women’s tennis player who died in a car accident in April 2003 – one month before her graduation – the 10th annualĀ Megs DoublesĀ tennis clinic for Newport-area youth will be held Sunday, April 14 at the Leroy Avenue tennis courts. Registration will begin at 12:45 p.m.

The event connects the two passions that Strathman held so dearly: tennis and children. Strathman had been a student teacher at Coggeshall School in Newport before her untimely death, and students from Coggeshall and other area schools have attended previous Megs Doubles clinics.

Strathman received the Brother Michael Reynolds Award in 2002 for her commitment to academic and athletic excellence as well as her contributions to the overall development of the athletics program.

Participants should wear athletic clothing, including sneakers. Youth racquets will be available (courtesy of Walmart), although participants are welcome to bring their own.

Parents/guardians may download a registration form from the women’s tennis website. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Parents are asked to e-mail head coach Ed Habershaw with their child’s shirt size by Thursday, March 28.

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