October 2, 2018 – Oklahoma City, OK – Celerity Prosthetics recently hosted and sponsored a First Volley Adaptive Tennis Clinic at Hidden Trail Golf and Tennis Club in Oklahoma City. Participants and volunteers came from around the community with a variety of challenges for an afternoon of tennis and fun. Select Medical PT provided refreshments for everyone and representatives from Canine Companions for Independence brought some of their dogs and puppies in training for the event! USTA Missouri Valley brought in volunteers to support this effort.
“Excellent instruction! I was able to learn from key points and improve my skills. Thank you for offering this clinic to our community” Greg Horneber
“Well done! Appreciate being involved as Tennis Service Representative for Oklahoma with USTA Missouri Valley. Highly recommend First Volley”. Laura Puryear, USTA
“Professional, kind and understanding employees of OPAF made me realize that I want to play tennis again. Thank you to Celerity Prosthetics for hosting the fun and amazing event”. Markel Latham
“Great experience for the puppies in training and graduate dogs. Thanks for having us”. CCI
“I have not felt comfortable not using my crutch until today. I volleyed first and took steps on my new leg unassisted today! Yay Me! Would love to volunteer if you come to NE OK” Amy Jarvis
“Great Clinic. I learned a lot and had a great time. Met some new people as well as some friends. I give it an A++++”. Neal Seigfried
Instruction for the clinic was provided by Darren Kindred, First Volley Director and Founder and assisted by volunteers from Hidden Trails and USTA Missouri Valley.
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About OPAF: Serving as the philanthropic arm of the US orthotic and prosthetic community, the Orthotic & Prosthetic Activities Foundation (OPAF), develops, implements, partners and hosts adaptive recreational clinics for those with physical or mobility challenges. We also offer clinical education for members of the rehab team with specific First Clinics. The First Clinics are recognized nationally as leaders in adaptive recreation. Whether this is the first time a participant is trying an activity after illness, injury or surgery or the first time they are ever trying, First Clinics offer top notch adaptive instruction specifically for them. Founded in 1995 to support the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, OPAF & The First Clinics have moved forward to offer introductory level adaptive recreation opportunities to everyone, not just the elite athlete. For more information on OPAF and The First Clinics, visit www.opafonline.org.