SOURCE: Greenelight Foundation

July 19, 2005 15:44 ET

Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Individuals With Down Syndrome

Invitation to Cover

BURBANK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 19, 2005 -- Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Individuals with Down Syndrome comes to Los Angeles for three days in July to meet the sport specific needs of children and young adults with Down syndrome. Luke and Murphy Jensen, French Open Doubles Champs, and coach Vince Schmidt will be at the 3-day tennis clinic benefiting members of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.

What:

The Jensen Schmidt Tennis Academy for Individuals with Down syndrome

Who:

Former French Open Tennis Champions Luke and Murphy Jensen and children and adults with Down syndrome.

When:

Monday 7/25, Tuesday 7/26 and Wednesday 7/27

Time:

8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Where:

Burbank Tennis Center
1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504
818-842-4105
Visuals:

Crazy, wacky Jensen Bros. and cute children and young adults with Down syndrome with rackets and balls.

www.jensen-schmidt.com

www.dsala.org

LUKE and MURPHY JENSEN

Despite reaching a career ranking of 4th in the world, the tennis establishment wasn't quite ready for the brothers' arrival in 1993 when, just six months into their professional careers, they pulled off a staggering coup: A French Open Doubles win that catapulted them onto the global stage. The brothers were a new breed bringing raised eyebrows and disapproving looks at the chest butts, high fives and self-expression of Rock and Roll Tennis.

Bill Greene of the GreeneLight Foundation: (818) 972-2772.

Sponsorship of the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy is by Bill Greene of the GreeneLight Foundation. Bill has been teaching tennis to children and adults with disabilities including the deaf and hard of hearing for many years. He has teamed up with Vince Schmidt, coach of the Jensen brothers' and the father of a son with Down syndrome to bring this opportunity to members of the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles for just 3 days in July.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Debra Gilmore
    Office: 818-972-2047
    Cell: 818-481-8827
    Email: Email Contact