CLEVELAND — Some of the best female tennis players in the world are coming to Cleveland and students at Case Western Reserve University are making a front-row seat at the inaugural 2021 Tennis in the Land event.
Case Western Reserve’s involvement started when Kyle Ross, the event’s tournament director, approached Todd Wojtkowski, the university’s head coach for men’s tennis, about creating custom umpire chairs.
The collaboration began immediately between Case Western Reserve’s “Sears think[box]” students, staff and Thomas Vinci, an industrial design student at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
The Sears think[box], the largest open-access innovation center and maker space in the country, located on campus, was the space where the umpire chairs came to life.
“The enthusiasm from across the Case Western Reserve community…