The fourth annual Rapid Rally Tennis Competition, part of the Junior
, was held at Detert Park on May 9th.
Rapid Rally tests how well children ages 8-13 can serve a low-compression tennis ball and continue to hit against a wall above the net line as many
times as possible in 30 seconds. The event is FREE and no pre-registration is necessary.
Sebastien Dumesnil-Fernandez, Brady Eckhart, and longtime Rapid Rally
star Justin Maciel each won their age groups. They advanced to the Regional Competition in Sacramento.
Winners at Regionals will have their scores ranked with thousands of competitors from across the nation to determine who will earn
an all-expenses paid trip to the national championships in July. In 2006, Jackson's own
Sarah Daly earned a silver medal at nationals in Colorado
The 2010 competition date has not been set yet, but you can read the rules and start practicing
for next year!