In a triumph for the Ballard High School tennis team, a new wave of support has rolled in with the approval of a Raise a Racquet grant, spearheaded by Doug and Karen Kineman. Rather than focusing solely on spectator comfort, this grant is directed towards improving the experience for the players themselves, with the purchase of benches for the tennis courts.

For too long, Ballard High School’s tennis players have lacked proper seating during matches and practices. The absence of benches meant players had to resort to sitting on the ground or making do with makeshift arrangements. This not only affected their comfort but also impacted their ability to rest and recuperate between games.

With the Raise a Racquet grant, however, this issue is being addressed head-on. Thanks to the proactive efforts of the Kinemans, the tennis team will soon enjoy the luxury of benches on the sidelines. These benches will provide players with a comfortable and dedicated space to rest, strategize, and support their teammates, enhancing their overall experience on the court.

The significance of this grant extends beyond mere convenience. It underscores the importance of prioritizing the well-being and needs of student athletes. By investing in player benches, the Ballard High School community demonstrates its commitment to fostering a supportive and conducive environment for athletic development.

As the tennis season approaches, excitement mounts among players and coaches at the prospect of improved facilities. The addition of player benches promises to elevate the team’s performance and camaraderie, fostering a sense of pride and unity among its members.

With deep appreciation for the efforts of Doug and Karen Kineman and the Raise a Racquet program, the Ballard High School tennis team looks forward to seizing every opportunity, both on and off the court, as they strive for success in the upcoming season.