Tennis Notes


Vineyard Youth Tennis (VYT) announces that six Island youngsters have been chosen to receive a scholarship to an off-Island, one week, Adidas Tennis Camp: Lizzie Williamson, Connor Downing, Kiric Hallahan, Oliver Carson, Ryan Sawyer, and Sean McAndrews.

All the young players had to write a one-page essay stating their reasons for playing the game and their goals.

VYT also announces that it will host a Quick Start Training seminar with certified trainer Joe Arias on Wednesday, June 30 from 1 to 4 pm. The seminar is open to tennis professionals, teachers, and parents. Quick Start is the new tennis format endorsed by the USTA that encourages children to play with smaller racquets, on smaller courts, with smaller nets.

To learn more or to register please reach Scott Smith at 508-693-7762 or email to

“They shall walk and not faint.”

The top five walkers in the Tisbury School Walking Club were honored at Owen Park with a pizza party and award ceremony, Monday. Bryce Nightlinger, Jennyfer Balbino, and Dougie Norton earned their 100-mile tokens. Julia Kane logged 88 miles over the course of the school year and Devon Teves rounded out the top five with 67 miles. Bryce garnered the Perfect Attendance award. The eager fourth-grader never missed a Monday or Thursday of Walking Club from November through June. Devon Teves took home the Sportsmanship Award for his positive attitude and kindness to everyone in the club.