Sarah Davis had been taking lessons with Coach Joan Bellissimo for over seven years. Joan’s method of teaching Sarah was like no other. She recognized
every little achievement that Sarah made
whether it be hitting a forehand over the net, or being able to bounce the ball on her racquet five times in a row. Founder, Allison Davis had been playing tennis for as long as her sister Sarah, but found that Sarah’s lessons differ from her everyday clinics and lessons. Allison decided to take friend and fellow player, Emma Traynor to one of Sarah’s lessons. After the two were amazed at Joan’s unique teaching style and Sarah’s love for the sport, they decided to create BUDS Tennis and provide this amazing opportunity that Joan provided for Sarah to other children and individuals in the Manasota community with down syndrome.