Coach Sara Kipping begins her 17th year as coach of the Skyhawk Men’s Tennis program. Kipping continues to build a solid Men’s Tennis program. Her 2021 Men’s team was Region Runner Up for the first time in school history. This is the first time a Men’s team qualified and participated in the NJCAA National Tennis Championships. Also, she has coached the Women’s team for 30 years. Several of her teams have placed third at Regionals before the rule that top three qualify for Nationals.
Kipping was inducted into the Region IV Hall of Fame in 2013 and has been named Coach of the Year several times.
An SVCC graduate and former Skyhawk tennis and softball player, Kipping knows the dedication and determination it takes to compete in a sport and excel academically. She graduated with an Associates in Science with an emphasis on education. As a player she was one of the first athletes to receive an athletic waiver award from SVCC. She was on the first Women’s team to qualify for nationals from SVCC.
Kipping lives in Dixon with her husband Bob of 36 years and is a Title 1 Paraprofessional at Jefferson School. She has two children and four grandchildren. Matt and Korissa Kipping, Katie and Dilan Dempsey all played for Kipping and graduated from SVCC. Her grandkids are Karley, Zander, Lane, and Levi.