Buddy Up Tennis Sarasota holds Fourth, “Tennis With the Stars” Fundraiser

  • May 24, 2018

On Friday, May 4th, Buddy Up Tennis Sarasota held their Fourth, “Tennis With the Stars, Where Our Athletes Shine” Fundraiser benefiting our Sarasota Athletes at Bath and Racquet Fitness Club.  We have an exciting year ahead for our Athletes in 2018-2019 in Sarasota and this event made the following possible: Buddy Up Tennis Summer Camp will be expanding to Sarasota in July 2018, Buddy Up Fitness clinics will be expanding to the area in September 2018, and the Sarasota location with continue to provide our weekly 90 minute tennis and fitness clinics for free for their Athletes!

The evening of Tennis, Fitness, and FUN began with Tennis Legend Nick Bollettieri sharing his experiences coaching some of the world’s top players. Participants were inspired by Bollettieri’s words of wisdom regarding techniques that they can incorporate into their game. Bollettieri interacted with event participants and provided feedback on participants’ strokes and serves throughout the first hour of the event.

(From left) Buddy Up Tennis Lead Coordinator, Allison Davis, Buddy Up Tennis Sarasota Athletes, Sarah Davis, Tennis Legend, Nick Bollettieri, and Buddy Up Tennis, Inc. founder, Beth Gibson.

It is our mission to provide our Athletes with a fun and supportive environment where they can improve athletically, socially, and emotionally. Our Athletes were able to share this with our participants throughout the clinic, but as the finale of the clinic, our Athletes participated in a Star Level Showcase in which they shared their hard work on the courts with the event participants.

The Sarasota Teaching Pros from six different tennis clubs and academies that came together to teach the Benefit Clinic.

Our Sarasota team is extremely grateful for all of the local Event Sponsors that made the evening possible! With the support of Local Coaches, Event Volunteers, IMG Academy Volunteers, Bath and Racquet Fitness Club, Master of Ceremonies Ray Collins, Nick Bollettieri and our STAR Athletes, Buddy Up Tennis Sarasota raised $7500 for our Sarasota Athletes!

The group of Benefit Clinic participants, Coaches, Volunteers, and our STAR Sarasota Athletes.

Click here to see how much fun we had in our Tennis With the Stars Photo Album.

See you on the courts for our Fifth “Tennis With the Stars, Where Our Athletes Shine” Benefit Clinic and Fundraiser in April 2019!


Thank you to ABC 7 Sarasota and SNN for covering our event!

Click here to see the story by ABC 7 Sarasota on Tennis With the Stars 2018.

Click here to see the story by SNN on Tennis With the Stars 2018.


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