From Buckeyes to Swim & Racquet Boot Campers to Buddy Up Tennis Athletes and Coaches, the Swim & Racquet Club Courts were packed for the third annual Summer Smash benefitting Buddy Up Tennis Columbus. 

Six courts were in action at once, and the energy did not stop! The Ohio State Women’s and Men’s Tennis Team played in, and each Boot Camp Player had the opportunity to pair up with Buddy Up Tennis Athletes for tennis drills and games. Our Athletes shared their expert knowledge in the Buddy Up Tennis fitness station with the Boot Camp Players, and also taught the common themes of every Buddy Up Tennis Clinic: teamwork, effort, and friendship.

Over the years, the Benefit Clinic has united Buddy Up Tennis Athletes and Coaches with the Swim & Racquet tennis community. Likewise, the longstanding relationship between Ohio State Tennis and Buddy Up Tennis has been strengthened through this annual fundraiser. 

The finale of the Benefit Clinic highlighted the skills of our Athletes via a Star Level Showcase, beginning with the youngest Athletes and concluding with a game of doubles between the Buddy Up Tennis Super Stars and the Ohio State Tennis Teams. But ultimately, everyone left the courts as one team in support of the Buddy Up Tennis Columbus Athletes. The Buckeyes and Boot Campers saw and experienced firsthand the joy of working and developing relationships with our Athletes. We hope to see this group again next year and on the courts for our weekly clinics in Columbus!

The Summer Smash event would not be possible without support from the community. A warm thank you to our event sponsors: Safelight, A Matter of Conscience, and Dupler Office. We also benefited from our generous in-kind sponsors, including Piada Italian Street Food, Jeni’s Ice Cream, and Swim & Racquet Club. Click HERE to see how much fun the Buckeyes, Boot Campers, and Buddy Up Tennis Athletes all had at the Summer Smash 2019!