On July 28, 2015, Luke Siegel was critically injured in a golf cart accident and suffered life threatening head and chest trauma. Luke battled for his life as a result of his TBI, traumatic brain injury and anoxic brain injury, but defied the odds and survived.
After weeks of hospitalization, followed by more than 4 months of rehabilitation at Cook Children’s Hospital, Luke returned home to Lubbock to resume his outpatient treatment towards further recovery. Luke has a long road ahead. He endures many hours of PT, OT, Speech, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and countless other treatment and challenges in his battle to heal mind and body. Currently, Luke requires around the clock care in which his parents, Tim and Jenny, take full responsibility for facilitating. His path to recovery remains uncertain but one thing remains a constant, Luke is a fighter. He continues to battle the numerous mental and physical challenges caused by his injuries, and he is making amazing strides in his road to recovery, defying the odds against him everyday. His spirit is strong and has touched thousands of people around the country.
Luke’s father, Tim, has been a constant figure in the Lubbock tennis community. He served as the Texas Tech Men’s Tennis coach for 23 years until his retirement in the summer of 2015, shortly before Luke’s accident. He is currently the Head Tennis Coach for Lubbock Cooper ISD where his children attend school. Jenny, a Nurse Practitioner, helps care for Luke full time and along with Tim, their 3 daughters and his medical team. Luke is receiving aggressive treatment and therapy to recovery from his injuries and they need the continued support of the community to continue these efforts.
The Team Luke Tennis Classic will develop The Team Luke Fund from the net tournament proceeds. The Team Luke Fund will provide critical financial support to the Siegel family as they face a multitude of medical expenses resulting from Luke’s treatment and long-term care needs. It’s a TEAM effort and The Team Luke Fund hopes to be a vital resource for the Siegel family as they navigate an uncertain future. We hope you will join Team Luke#3 with us and make this event unforgettable!