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QUICK PLAYS for March 27 issue

By Staff | Mar 27, 2014

Kapalua announces new director of tennis

KAPALUA – Kapalua Tennis last week announced the appointment of Steve Campbell as the new director of tennis.

He comes to Kapalua from Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA)/Rutgers Tennis Center, where he was head coach for the boys team and director of tennis.

Campbell’s experience spans over 30 years. He has directed tennis facilities of differing sizes in California, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Hawaii. His career also includes work within private and member-owned clubs, academic facilities and high-end resorts.

Campbell studied under famed tennis coach and mentor Vic Braden – often referred to as the world’s best tennis coach- in Coto de Caza, California, and under Steve Smith at the Tennis Tech program in Tyler, Texas, which had the first comprehensive degree program for tennis teachers. He has coached numerous college level players and nationally ranked amateurs.

Mike Jones, Kapalua Tennis general manager, said, “By bringing someone of Steve’s caliber on board, we will not only offer great coaching but focus on building a culture of great tennis in the Kapalua community.”


U.S. Open Local Qualifier set

WAILUKU – A U.S. Open Local Qualifier tournament will be held on May 10 at King Kamehameha Golf Club.

Registration is currently open; participants must submit applications online by visiting champs.usga.org/index.html.


Event to benefit Special Olympics Maui Swim Team

KIHEI – The very first Swim & Fin to benefit the Special Olympics Maui Swim Team will be held at Kihei Aquatics Center on Saturday, April 26.

This public community event welcomes swimmers of all ages.

“It’s a great way to train, exercise, show your support for your community and just have fun,” said swimming coach Marie White. “Whether you swim recreationally, are on a school or private team, we want you to join us!”

“This year is extra special, as we are recognizing our Honorary Chairpersons, Nikilani Rojas and Fae Torres. Both of them have been selected to represent Hawaii at the Special Olympics National Games in New Jersey from June 14-21, 2014 in aquatics,” said Special Olympics Maui Regional Director Adrienne Laurion.

Each entrant must collect a minimum donation entry fee of $35, which includes a commemorative T-shirt and light refreshments. Entrants will swim based on their age group. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. All age categories and swim levels are welcome; details and rules are available on the entry form.

For entry forms, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, or more information, contact Toni Rojas at toni@tonirojas.com or 344-8880. Entries are due April 1; donations are due on the day of the event.