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Pensacola’s 29th annual Racquet Roundup

June 22, 2006 11:21 AM


The Pensacola Sports Association has done it again!  This year’s 29th annual Racquet Roundup, May 24-26 and May 31-June 2, was a wonderful success.  Free tennis was provided to more than 300 local kids in two weekends!

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The Pensacola Sports Association, along with the City of Pensacola and the City of Gulf Breeze hosted two three-day events for kids aged 5 to 13.

The first three-day event was held at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola for the first two days and at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze the third day.

The first two days the kids learned the basics of tennis, including terms and how to hit a backhand.  On the third day, the tennis associations of Greater Pensacola and Gulf Breeze presented a tennis carnival.

In addition to all the tennis games, the kids enjoyed a moon bounce and a rock climb slide.  At the end of the carnival, ice cream was served!  Prizes were awarded and all participants and volunteers received a free event T-shirt.

Volunteer and Pensacola Sports Association intern Lauren Cooper had never participated in a USTA Florida event.

"It was exciting to see children from all tennis backgrounds come out and play together,” she said.  “I think they all had a really good time!"

USTA Florida community consultant René Grifol informed local youth players and their families about upcoming tennis events in the area.

For information about next year’s 30th annual Pensacola Racquet Roundup, contact the Pensacola Sports Association: (850) 434-2800; www.pensacolasports.com


Article about second weekend of Racquet Roundup on gulfbreezenews.com:

Nearly 100 youngsters got a three-day course in the game of tennis last week, courtesy of the Pensacola Sports Association, (PSA).

The PSA, along with the City of Gulf Breeze, sponsored the 29th annual Racquet Roundup May 31-June 2 at Shoreline Park.

Read Jason Thompson's full story on gulfbreezenews.com!






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