Missouri Valley / Nebraska

Father-Son Duo Compete in National Tennis Tourney

Andrea Gallagher | November 21, 2022


Matt and Tim Hoffman of Omaha competed in the Adaptive Doubles National Championships November 4-6 in Orlando. This is the first time the father-son duo has competed on a national level and they were able to place fourth in their division.

 

“It was fun to meet and play against new players from across the country,” Matt said. “It was fun to get to play on the USTA campus (in Orlando).”

 

Matt and Tim have only been playing tennis together for a year, though Matt has played the sport for the past 12 years. On the court, Tim enjoys teaching Matt about teamwork and various tennis strategies, whereas Matt just enjoys being a “good teammate” to his dad.

 

Matt has been part of the Omaha Tennis Buddies for many years. Coach Nancy Samson said she’s watched him grow from a child to a young man and said he earned his slot in this national tournament.

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“He has stamina and enthusiasm no matter where he is competing,” Samson said. “Matt will out-hustle anyone and is such a natural athlete that he has success in many sports. Matt loves competing with his dad and brothers and has participated in the Nebraska State Games in unified doubles with both his dad and brother, Austin.”

 

“There was really good competition and a range of talented players,” added Alisa Hoffman, mom and wife. “We also spent a day at Disney and Hollywood Studios for some vacation fun.”

 

In addition to playing adaptive football and basketball, Matt has also recently taken up pickleball.

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