Texas Adaptive Tennis
I must be one of the LUCKIEST guys in the world!
About (....) years ago while I was Director of Tennis for the City of Waco (Sul Ross/Charlie McCleary Tennis Center) ... I ran into Cindy Benzon at a Special Needs clinic during one of our Tx Section meetings.
She sent me a VHS tape (Yes, that long ago!!!) of some of her clinics!!!
Watching her love for the students brought rare MAN TEARS to my eyes!! It was truly incredible. To this day, it's amazing how she motivates/works with the students.
She "hooked" me on the spot.
Teaching Special Needs classes at the Tennis Center and to students throughout the Waco ISD system enriched my life - I am still very much involved in the Tx Section programs she leads !
She has been a mentor, leader, teacher, inspiration and more important a GREAT little sister!!!
SO many people have been touched by her love of our great game!
She is a blessing to Texas Tennis and me!!!
This Texas Adaptive Tennis story cannot be told without mentioning the KING of Adaptive Tennis - Henry Cox. Henry is the ambassador for our TX Section when it comes to Adaptive tennis...
I was fortunate enough to meet Henry in NY while attending a tennis teacher conference 30+ years ago (when I was five). I heard him speak and had to get to know him... he is smart, he’s a Tx Tennis Legend, a true great friend, and knows EVERYONE!!!
The best part is that between Henry and me - we keep Sister Cindy VERY BUSY trying to maintain her sanity!!!!