NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware Tennis teams will host its first Special Olympics Delaware Tennis Clinic on Friday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delaware Field House Tennis Courts.

The Blue Hen players and coaching staff will be on hand to help the Special Olympics players learn technique and skills.

"I have been wanting to team up with Special Olympics for some time," said veteran UD head coach Laura Travis. "The headquarters are located on campus and their tennis program has been well attended for many years. Mary Moore has several athletes who have gone on to compete at the regional and national level."

Moore, a two-time Delaware letterwinner in 1989-90, serves as the coach for the Special Olympics team.

Special Olympics Delaware is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that serves as the motivational framework within which sports training and competition opportunities take place for those individuals eligible for the program who reside in Delaware.

The Delaware tennis teams concluded its 2009-10 action on Saturday, April 24 with a pair of victories over Johns Hopkins. The men's team (10-11, 3-4 CAA) said goodbye to four-year players Austin Longacre, Sam Barrer and Camilo Perez, while the women's squad (13-6, 4-3 CAA) is graduating Elena Berry and Kristen Mueller.