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Patrick & Henry Community College Athletics to add tennis teams

MARTINSVILLE, VA – Patrick & Henry Community College plans to offer both men's and women’s intercollegiate tennis teams.

Recruitment for the teams will begin soon, and play is slated to begin during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Both teams will compete in Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

“Tennis and Patrick & Henry Community College are a perfect fit. We are excited to welcome a new group of student-athletes, fans, and supporters to our PHamily,” said Brian Henderson, Asst. Vice President for Student Engagement and Inclusion and Athletic Director. “Adding a popular participation sport for our student-athletes is in line with our ongoing effort to provide the best opportunities for all."

The college already has two tennis courts on campus for its future teams.

However, to accommodate the anticipated number of players, P&HCC has partnered with Henry County Parks and Recreation department to utilize additional courts in the community.

College officials say they have seen an increased interest in tennis programs among local high school students, so they are preparing for a similar level of interest among collegiate participants.

A search for a head coach is underway.

College officials say that there are many more steps to complete before the tennis program will be ready to debut.

However, they anticipate recruitment will begin in a few months.

To stay up-to-date on the progress as these new teams develop, follow Patrick & Henry C.C. Athletics on Facebook.

For direct questions, contact Brian Henderson.

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