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FFCTA’s tennis block party welcomes youth [UPDATED]

Published 11:00am Thursday, May 19, 2011 Updated 8:35am Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Fergus Falls Community Tennis Association will be holding its annual Tennis Block Party at the Broadway Tennis courts Sunday, May 22.

Children in grades K-8 and their families are invited to participate in the free event that includes games, activities, prizes and a lot of fun.

Haley Horning-Shibley, a US Tennis Association representative, will be attending the event to help lead on-court activities, provide tips and work with players on technique and to answer questions from parents about the sport.

The Fergus Falls high school boys and girls tennis teams will also be on hand to demonstrate and lead participants in activities.

“Tennis is a super sport for kids,” said Susanne Ronning of the FFCTA board. “It can be played throughout ones’ lifetime, is inexpensive and is a great way to stay active.”

The FFCTA will provide tennis racquets for kids, if they do not have their own.

Last year, the block party had more than 100 kids participate.

“We are glad to see the growing interest in this sport,” added Ronning.

No pre-registration is required and in the event that rain, the event will be moved to the Fergus Falls YMCA.

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