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Macon A Racket

May 23, 2005 10:05 AM

The Macon Tennis Association hosted its 4th annual “Macon a Racket” on Saturday, May 7th, at the John Drew Smith Tennis Center. The annual tennis festival was sponsored by the MTA and attracted people of all ages to come out and experience tennis along with other entertainment. Free food, tennis exhibitions, racquet demos, games, prizes, crafts and music all made up a day of tennis excitement.

A few courts were designated as the kid's zone which included arts and crafts, face painting and a blow-up obstacle course donated by the Macon Knights, the local arena football team. Local pros and area juniors donated their time and skill with exhibition matches. Carl Hodge, Macon’s Tennis director, introduced a brand new concept called Cardio Tennis which was a huge success. Young people, adults and seniors were exposed to a beginners 1-2-3 class while other courts specialized in child friendly tennis drills.

The event was hosted to introduce new players to the game and inform existing players that tennis is thriving in the city of Macon . With a crowd of 600 attendees, "Macon a Racket" definitely made some noise in the community.




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