By Matt Miller
Young tennis fans will get to learn about the game again this October when the NorthBay Healthcare Men’s Pro Championship returns to Solano Community College.
The professional tournament benefits the Chris Cammisa Tennis and Education Foundation, a nonprofit that not only helped establish the men’s and women’s tennis programs at SCC, but also provides tennis and a related educational program to underserved youth in Solano County.
One of the ways of reaching out to youth during the tournament is by using the U.S. Tennis Association’s Net Generation Program. The mission of “Net Gen” is to introduce children to tennis, a sport they might not normally be exposed to but could potentially play the rest of their lives. Racquets, balls and pop-up nets are all provided.