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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tennis Fun Day set for Van Blake courts

Donald Van Blake, great-nephew Rayland Van Blake and
great-great-nephew Ray-Ray at the DVB Tennis Courts in 2002.

A 'Tennis Fun Day' is planned by the Donald Van Blake Tennis Education Foundation for Saturday, October 4 at the tennis courts at Hub Stine athletic complex on Randolph Road.

The event is co-sponsored by the Plainfield Division of Parks & Recreation and is part of an effort to expand the city's recreation offerings to adults and seniors as well as young people.

The event is billed as for 'ages 50 thru 100' and is aimed at engaging older adults who enjoy the sport, those who may be a bit rusty, or those who have always wanted to give tennis a try.

Besides offering match play, and women's, men's and mixed doubles, there will be free instruction. Awards and prizes will be given and all participants will get a T-shirt. Refreshments and beverages will be provided.

Registration is $8/person, payable by check or money order (payable to 'City of Plainfield') and includes T-shirt. Advance payments can be made at the Recreation Division on the first floor of City Hall Annex, 510 Watchung Avenue. The event gets under way at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 4.

The Donald Van Blake Tennis Courts are at the Hub Stine Athletic Complex on Randolph Road, across from Muhlenberg Hospital. Parking on the street.

For more information, contact Gerry Boone (908) 358-2511, Donald Van Blake (570) 350-2738, Sandy Lindsay (908) 358-1113, Lou Wiggs (908) 244-3252 or Inez Durham (908) 756-8611.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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