Tennis, everyone?

Tennis, everyone?

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Tennis is booming, and what better way to find yourself in the game than through local events and play opportunities in the Midwest as part of National Tennis Month this May. For a second year in a row, the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Section is hosting interactive tennis activities for kids and adults to try the game for free.

Play Tennis Midwest will happen at Orr Park in Orrville on Saturday, May 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. The event is open to youth age 6 and up, free of charge, and a tennis racquet will be provided to those who need one.

“This is a great opportunity to come and try tennis for free,” said Kent Smith, the longtime tennis coach at Orrville High. “Our tennis program has grown each year, and we are looking forward to expanding the summer program more with great events like Play Tennis Midwest on May 14.”

Last year the inaugural Play Tennis Midwest events took place at 60 different locations across five states and attracted more than 2,100 attendees of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. The USTA/Midwest Section is offering Play Tennis Midwest events to encourage beginners who are new to the game and anyone looking to make their tennis comeback.

Orrville will offer more free and low-cost ways to play and learn tennis this summer for area youth. Area players will be able to learn more about them on May.

“Tennis is the sport of a lifetime, and it is an honor to share my passion for the sport with today’s youth,” Smith said.

Find more details about Play Tennis Midwest and sign up by going to In the search portion, type “Play Tennis Midwest,” then click on Free Tennis Classes and follow the directions.

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