The Burbank Tennis Center has built a reputation for hosting community events that benefit a wide variety of individuals.
When the Burbank Tennis Center was still in the planning stages, Steve Starleaf had a definite vision of what he hoped the facility would be. Along with hosting tournaments and serving as a place where area youngsters could learn the sport, the executive director also wanted the venue to be able to host fundraising and other events that would benefit underprivileged and challenged athletes.
The venue will be hosting one of those special events Monday through Wednesday.
For the eighth year, the Burbank Tennis Center will be hosting the Jensen-Schmidt Tennis Academy for Special Needs Individuals.
Former French Open doubles champions Luke and Murphy Jensen teamed up with professional Vince Schmidt to form the organization.
Children and young adults with Down syndrome and other afflictions can take part in the academy for free. Equipment will be provided and individuals will be able to keep the tennis rackets and other items so they can practice on their own.