Seattle University women’s tennis player Kailyn Skjonsby(Grapeview, Wash.) and volunteer assistant coach and men’s tennis alum Riley Newman will be volunteering over the next six weeks with the organization ACEing Autism. Newman is serving as the program director while Skjonsby is assisting with the organization.“When I first heard about the position, I jumped on the opportunity and thought it would be an awesome way to provide some fun for the kids and teach them a great sport in tennis,” said Newman.

Over the next six weeks, participants will work on fundamentals of the game including warm up, forehand and backhand hits, ball handling and racquet drills, hand eye coordination, and group games. The program is taking place at the Tennis Center at Sand Point in Seattle.

Skjonsby echoes Newman in saying, “It’s a really cool program to connect autistic kids with sports and with other kids with autism. It’s an amazing experience to see their smiles and hear them laughing over being able to hit a tennis ball. It really puts things in perspective.”

To find out more information, visit ACEing Autism’s site by clicking HERE.

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