Head Coach Sara Kipping
Coach Sara Kipping begins her 32nd year of coaching the Skyhawk Women’s Tennis Program at Sauk Valley. The past two seasons her teams have had lots of success. 2021 team placed 3rd and last year placed 2nd at regionals, both years qualified for Nationals in Arizona.
Kipping was inducted into the Region IV Hall of Fame in 2013. She has coached numerous teams that have qualified for the National Tournament, and has been named coach of the year several times.
A Sauk graduate and former Skyhawk tennis player. Kipping knows the dedication needed to both compete in a sport and excel academically. Her teams have been awarded Academic team of the year. Also, she has had (way too many to mention) players who have received the Arrowhead Athletic Conferences Academic Achievement Award.
Kipping graduated from SVCC 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 also placed 2nd at regionals and was on the first SVCC Women’s tennis team to qualify for Nationals in 1983.
Coach Kipping lives in Dixon with her husband of 37 years Bob and is a Title 1 Reading Para Professional at Jefferson School in Dixon. Her son Matt (Korissa) Kipping both grads of SVCC and played tennis for Kipping along with grandkids Karley and Zander Kipping. Also, daughter Katie & Dilan Dempsey both grads of SVCC played tennis for Kipping along with Lane and Levi.