This past weekend the Coventry Parks & Recreation Department hosted its First Annual Fall Tennis Tournament at the Paine Field tennis courts.
Instructor Patrick La Salle, a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), inspired his students and local tennis enthusiasts to come out for a day of tennis fun. He complimented the participants for their enthusiasm and love of the game and their great sportsmanship during the tournament, and expressed hope that more local tennis players will become inspired and excited to come out in the spring - when the next tournament will likely be offered.
"I know that my love for the sport came from the lessons that the Town of Coventry Parks and Rec Department offered during the summer of 2012," said Janet Anderson, a tournament player and tennis student of La Salle's. "I haven’t put my racquet down since! Mr. La Salle is a wonderful teacher and his students keep coming back for more!"
Coventry Parks & Recreation also offers tennis lessons each summer for children and adults of all age groups experience levels. In September, fall lessons were offered for the first time and participants have voiced interest in taking part in spring lessons if they are offered.
Anderson, who provided the above photo, said she hopes her experience with Coventry's tennis programs will inspire old and new tennis players to come out and have some fun.
For updated program and activity schedules, check the Coventry Parks & Recreation homepage seasonly on the Town's website by clicking here.