OPAF’s First Volley Receives Racquets From Billie Jean King

Participants in a recent First Volley Tennis Clinic
Participants in a recent First Volley Tennis Clinic were awarded the first of the 120 free tennis racquets donated by Billie Jean King and World Team Tennis.
Image reprinted with permission of OPAF

The Orthotic & Prosthetic Assistance Fund Inc. (OPAF) and First Volley Tennis Clinics were recently selected to receive 120 tennis racquets for free distribution to participants of the First Volley adaptive tennis clinics. The generous donation came from tennis legend Billie Jean King and World Team Tennis. The racquets will be given to future First Volley clinic participants so that they may continue working on their new tennis skills.

“This donation means a great deal to First Volley and OPAF. It serves as recognition from United States Tenis Association of our position in the nation as a recognized top quality adaptive tennis program. It also gives our First Volley participants the equipment to go forward with adaptive tennis and work to build the program. We are grateful to Ms. King for her generosity to First Volley,” Robin Burton, OPAF executive director, said.

First Volley is an adaptive tennis clinic for ambulatory players, aiming toward amputees and those with physical challenges who wish to play tennis, but choose not to sit in a wheelchair to do so. King and World Team Tennis donated a total of 1,000 racquets to adaptive programs across the United States.

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