New sport to launch inaugural tournament in Virginia

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — While attending Mary Baldwin University, Terrell Green created a new sport. After learning tennis, Green sought to adapt the sport to a simpler, racquet-free game.

Forehand Strike is a combination of tennis and foursquare played using a portable net and a textured glove. Like tennis, Forehand Strike games are played as two-out-of-three contests. Yet in Forehand Strike, each set is only 17 points, making these matches take less time than tennis.

For the past six months, Green has surpassed his fundraising goal on Kickstarter. Now it’s bringing Forehand Strike to local parks and open courts.

“You don’t necessarily have to be athletic to play this sport,” Green said. “It’s easy to learn and easy to understand.”

Next Saturday, Green is kicking off the first annual Forehand Strike doubles tournament in Winchester. The event is open to players over the age of 15 and will feature a single elimination bracket. Green will provide a one-hour lesson in Forehand Strike before matches begin, where players will compete for a cash prize.

The entry fee is $30 per team and includes a Forehand Strike ball and a pair of gloves. Players can register here.

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