Aug 08, 2016
Last Saturday, we put together the 3rd Annual SPUD (Special Populations Unified Doubles) Tennis Tournament. This tournament teams up special needs players with able bodied players to give them a fun, positive and rewarding experience. The Adams Tennis Complex in Murfreesboro was the venue (fantastic facility!) and the tournament was super fun for all of us. The tournament will be held again in 2017. If you know of any physically active special needs persons who might be interested in participating, there are some opportunities for tennis play. Please contact Tennis Nashville or visit http://spud-nashville.com if you want more info.
Thanks to everyone who came out to participate, partner, and support the 2016 SPUD tournament! A handful of photos from the event have now been posted for your enjoyment with many more to be added in the coming days. The additional photos were professionally taken by Lauren Powell.
Skills and Thrills:
Anne Hamilton (Chamption), Emily Cage (Finalist)
Nicholas Pinter (Champion) / Zack Brattsveen (Player Partner), Joey Baier (Finalist) / Cindi Puhalla (Player Partner)
Players and Participants:
Emily Cage, Sean Druffel, Randee Johnson, Joey Baier, Lou Lou Wilkins, Anne Hamilton, Gene Weston, John Roy, Allen Briggs, Andrew Van Cleve, and Nicholas Pinter
Yvonne Scheibe, Ryan Powell, Lauren Powell, Mike Harris, Cindy Puhalla, Zach Brattsveen, Regan Cothran, Theresa Bolton, Michael Monat and Lauren Van Solkema
Mike Hurley (Tournament Director), Trish Smith, Thom Druffel, Julie Heim, Hugh Daniel
Photos were taken by Lauren Powell and Michael Monat