Paying it forward
Spannings teach tennis
Adele and Jim Spann spent summer and early fall afternoons sharing their expertise with young tennis players on the ennis courts at Madison Meadows golf Course. The couple offered free youth tennis lessons to interested kids.
“We came up with the idea because tennis has been a large part of our lives. i am a former teaching pro and my husband Jim is a former high school state tennis champion. We’ve been very blessed and we felt it would be a great way to pay it forward,” said Adele.
According to gloria Montgomery, they had up to fifteen kids on some days. “The response from the local kids has been fantastic! They were so thrilled to have an additional program that they could participate in for free and they have supported it wholeheartedly,” exclaimed Adele.
The couple’s favorite part has been watching the development. “We’ve seen kids go from where they wouldn’t know how to pick up a racket to where they can actually play a game with each other,” commented Adele.
The Spannings will certainly continue this program in 2023. They would like to start the program in the spring while school is still going on and have it during the summer and again in the fall.
“it’s a great way to give of ourselves to the ennis community,” said Adele. Thanks for sharing your talents and keep up the good work!