Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy Returns to Richmond

By Matt Barnhart, USTA/Mid-Atlantic

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy Returns to Richmond

The 2nd Annual Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy took place on January 11-12 at the Thalhimer Tennis Center on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

The Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy is a camp designed to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down syndrome, and other mental and physical disabilities.

This year, nearly 50 campers and more than 70 buddies and volunteers took the courts at VCU. They enjoyed drills, games, exercise activities, and a moon bounce. Jen Dowda – owner of Play Tennis Hanover – spearheaded the event coming to Richmond for the first time last year, and once again organized this year's festivities.

In addition to Richmond, the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy takes place in seven areas of the United States: Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Tulsa, and Washington DC. For more information, visit