ROCKVILLE — The local college took a large step Wednesday to revive a sport that hasn’t been at the college in decades.
Solano Community College trustees approved a memorandum of understanding between Fairfield’s Cello International Tennis Academy and the Solano Community College Foundation, effectively forming the Solano Tennis and Education Foundation.
The purpose is to provide programs that would further athletic opportunities for Solano College students and also provide low- or no-cost tennis training for young Solano County tennis players. It will also increase the use and maintenance of the college’s tennis courts.
Phil Cello, owner of the tennis academy, previously told the Daily Republic that he would also like to revive the long-forgotten college tennis team, giving local students a team on which to play should they choose Solano College after high school.
“There is a lot of excitement about it,” said Jowel Laguerre, the college’s president/superintendent. “It’s a great way to bring new sports or sports we have suspended back to the college.”
A more formal agreement will be drawn in the future.
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