Summer days at Vineyard Family Tennis are filled with the sounds of kids learning the game.


For Vineyard Youth Tennis, the new year will bring a restart with a new facility, a new adult program and even a new name: Vineyard Family Tennis.

The community fund MVYouth this week awarded a $250,000 grant to Vineyard Youth Tennis to replace the bubble that allows for wintertime play.

Scott Smith, executive director at Vineyard Youth Tennis for the past 12 years, will leave in mid-August, the center recently announced.

Although the collapse of Vineyard Youth Tennis’s bubble structure has added a new complication in the proposed merger between the organization and the YMCA both organizations said talks were ongoing.

The Oak Bluffs selectmen were full of questions this week about planned changes to the Vineyard Youth Tennis program.