Vineyard Youth Tennis

Establishes Scholarships

The Vineyard Youth Tennis Center has established a scholarship fund to send deserving and talented children to tennis academies in Florida.

Scott Smith, executive director of Vineyard Youth, came up with the idea.

“We have many children here who love the game but just do not get enough time on the court to accelerate their improvement,” Mr. Smith said. “We hope to send two to three children per year down to Florida for a week where they can train 5 to 6 hours a day.”

Mr. Smith recently organized a tournament where more than $6,000 was raised for the fund. Results from the tournament can be viewed on the center Web site at

The next tournament is scheduled for May 30 to June 1 with a mixed doubles format.