Town Tennis Wraps Up

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Tennis buffs of all ages are tuning up their game under the tutelage of veteran Rim country teaching professional Diane Jackson.

Sessions began May 13 and were held each Tuesday and Thursday. The sessions will wrap June 16.

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Concentration is the name of the game for young Morgan Chilson.

For the lessons, Jackson placed the younger students in age groups -- 6-9 years, 10-13 years and 14-years and older -- which met during the morning hours.

Although the classes were originally to be limited to eight students each, Jackson decided to allow 10 to accommodate the many students who wished to participate.

In the evening, beginning adults gathered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and intermediate adults played from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each of those classes drew four students.

All lessons are being held on the Rumsey Park courts.

Jackson's focus in the lessons was to teach the aspiring players the fundamentals of sound play, court etiquette and the scoring format.

"And of course, we want them to have fun too," she said. "The younger age groups are the ones who seemed to really enjoy it and take to the sport."

The classes were co-sponsored by the Payson Parks and Recreation Department.

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