February 21, 2019
Bob Carroll, Senior Tennis Professional, Marshfield Tennis Club and Emilson South Shore YMCA:
75 Mill Street
Hanover , Ma. 02339
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, your organization for offering the veterans from the VA Boston Healthcare Systems the opportunity to participate in the adaptive wheelchair tennis lessons each month. This is the 3rd year of what I think we all agree is a successful and gratifying program between Marshfield Tennis Club and YMCA. We would like to acknowledge Bob Carroll, the Senior Tennis Professional who allows us the use of the YMCA indoor courts and equipment in the winter months at no charge.
The dedication, spirit, and enthusiasm that the tennis volunteers have shown to our vets have opened the doors and hearts of the participants that were involved. They have had nothing but positive things to say about the program and can’t wait for the next month’s session to get back out on the courts! Veterans involved were from a variety of treatment groups such as the Mental Health and Recovery, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Long Term Care services at the VA.
This is a wonderful, therapeutic program for veterans that are exploring recreation and sports as a healing, empowering resource and will give them the confidence to try other activities. The learning, social interaction and camaraderie obtained through the wheelchair tennis program will provide long lasting value and improved self-esteem.
We thank you from our hearts, minds and souls-
VA Boston Healthcare System
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
VA Cell: 774.257.0151