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Family Night Becomes Family Tennis Night


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VHS girls tennis players and their families.

So the moral of this story is: Read the coach’s email very carefully.

After the Verona High School girls tennis team clinched the SEC Colonial Division championship earlier this week with an undefeated record in the division, Coach Jonathan Thai sent out word of an informal practice that would be held on Thursday–after school but before the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee‘s Family Night kicked in. VMAC Family Night is supposed to be free of meetings, homework and practices, after all.

Kylee Gallagher, a senior who plays second singles, read the email as a call for a Family Practice Night. The team had a bit of a giggle over the misinterpretation, and then decided that Gallagher just might be on to something. Family Night was created to help Verona families spend some quality time together, and there seemed to be no reason why playing a bit of tennis together wouldn’t fit the bill.

And so was born the first VHS tennis Family Doubles Tournament. Players brought their parents and siblings to the VHS courts for a bit of tennis fun. Nobody kept score, but winning and losing wasn’t really the point. “Everything fell into place,” said Coach Jonathan Thai, “and it was a very nice event.”

Something to thing about next year, VMAC.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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