Missouri Valley / Iowa

New Tournament Supports Stroke Research

Andrea Gallagher | August 19, 2022

If you want to take your tennis to the next level, a new event could be the opportunity you’re looking for. Groundstrokes for Strokes is an event put on by healthcare professionals at the University of Iowa that combines both tennis drills based on your skill level, and a competitive tennis tournament.


“Tennis is one of those sports anyone can play, and you won't even need your own racquet to participate because our donors will be providing some,” said Chirayu Shukla, organizer. “We'll also teach beginners how to play and we'll make more experienced players have a great workout.”


The event takes place October 7-9, with Friday night’s events at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Complex, and Saturday and Sunday’s events at the Liberty High School courts in North Liberty.  

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“The hour-long classes will be $8, and the 1.5-hour-long classes will be $10,” Shukla said. “We will also offer a 5-pack of hour-long classes for $36, a 5-pack of any duration classes for $45, and an unlimited package for $75. The tournament will cost a flat $24 to play in.”


Shukla added that the proceeds will go directly to the Stoppelmoor-Adams Stroke Education and Research Fund, which is used to support pilot research, as well as help recruit and retain the best stroke research clinicians. The deadline to sign up for the tournament is Sept. 30, 2022.


For more information on this event, contact Shukla at groundstrokesforstrokes@gmail.com or 207-252-9313.



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