Tennis Legend and CSU's Nationally Ranked Tennis Teams to Offer Free Youth Tennis Clinic

COLUMBUS, Ga. - Tennis players of all ages will have the opportunity to learn tips from tennis legend Tracy Austin on April 9. Austin, who will be featured as keynote speaker at Columbus State University Athletics' Girls in the Game Advance Initiative Luncheon, will offer a free community clinic for local youth.

The free community clinic, sponsored by the Columbus Regional Tennis Association (CORTA), is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and is open to youth ages 5 to 18. Austin will be assisted by CSU's nationally ranked men's and women's tennis teams in her instruction of the clinic. The clinic is free, but attendees must register in advance online. An adult clinic will also be offered on April 9 at 9 a.m. at Green Island Country Club for $50 per attendee.

In addition to the clinics, tennis enthusiasts may also purchase tickets for CSU's Girls in the Game luncheon. Scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on April 9, tickets are $75 per person or $500 for a table of 8. Launched in 2015, the Girls in the Game Advance Initiative Luncheon brings together those who are passionate about supporting sports programs for girls. Past speakers at the event included Brandi Chastain, FIFA Women World Cup Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist, as well as Annika Sörenstam, World Golf Hall of Famer and LPGA legend.

An inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Tracy Austin has won three Grand Slam titles, the women's single titles at the U.S. Open, and mixed double titles at Wimbledon. At age 16, she became the youngest female champion of the U.S. Open. In 1994, she retired from professional tennis and became a sports commentator.

For more information on Girls In The Game or to register for the luncheon or clinics, please click here.