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Valdosta, GA, July 1, 2012 - Tennis Valdosta Community Tennis Association is pleased to announce that Dylan Farmer, son of Ann and Jim Farmer, is the first recipient of the Tennis Valdosta Junior Player Scholarship.  Farmer was awarded a $500.00 check to apply towards tuition for the Florida State University Seminole Performance Tennis Camp.

An upcoming sophomore at Lowndes High School, Farmer played number three singles for the school’s tennis team this past spring.  He has been extremely active in the Valdosta Lowndes Parks and Recreation Authority tennis program at McKey Park, under the instruction of Keith Childree. In addition to regularly competing in leagues and tournaments, Farmer invests a minimum of 8 hours per week on the court through clinics, private instruction, tennis conditioning and organized match play. Farmer and his USTA Junior Team Tennis team will be representing Valdosta in Macon, Georgia, July 27-29, in the Junior Team Tennis State Championship. 

“Dylan is one of the hardest working kids I have ever had the privilege of teaching,” said Keith Childree, VLPRA Tennis Pro.  “He is a joy to be around and I am honored that I have been giving the opportunity to teach such a well-mannered, talented young man.”

The Tennis Valdosta Junior Player Scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior who has demonstrated achievements in leadership, displayed sportsmanship on and off the court and participated extensively in organized community tennis programs.

Tennis Valdosta Community Tennis Association is an organized group of dedicated volunteers and professionals who come together to support community tennis programs.  These tennis enthusiasts act as advocates, program administrators, promoters, or fund-raisers.  Fueled by local volunteers, this not-for-profit association exists to promote and develop the game of tennis in the community.

“Tennis Valdosta has been working diligently with Keith Childree, VLPRA tennis pro, to grow tennis programs in our community,” says Suzan Prince, Tennis Valdosta President.  “We have experienced an overwhelming spike in participation over the last couple of years and we plan to keep the momentum.  We realize that the largest growth will come from our junior players and we hope that recognizing players like Dylan Farmer will be an inspiration to other youth!“

“Our family is grateful for Tennis Valdosta and especially Dylan's coach and mentor Keith Childree,” says Jim Famer, Dylan’s father.  “Valdosta is very lucky to have such a supportive tennis community. Thanks to these people, Dylan has been given the opportunity to attend Florida State University tennis camp.”

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