2017-09-01 / Fishing & Boating

Tennis players invited for pick-up games

New lights will greet fall visitors to the Port Aransas ISD tennis courts after installation over the winter. The courts, which are open to the public, are where tennis buffs can keep up their game while living or vacationing in Port Aransas.

Four courts sport the new lights, while another four are unlighted.

An informal adult group plays tennis matches five times a week at the tennis courts across from Port Aransas High School on Station Street.

Tennis players meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings as well as Monday and Wednesday evenings for pick-up games of doubles. Visitors always are welcome to join them.

Tennis players will find no court fees, no league fees and lots of tennis. Just bring water, your racket and some tennis balls.

Knowledge of the game and the ability to keep the ball in play are the only requirements.

Players gather for men’s, women’s and/or mixed doubles (it depends on who shows up) at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Evening matches are played on Monday and Wednesday at 7 o’clock. You don’t even need a partner as players are randomly paired and usually switch throughout the matches.

Another project of the tennis group is the annual Winter Old-Lympics Tennis Tournament, usually held the third weekend of February. The tournament pairs residents with Winter Texans whose combined ages add up to 100 or more. It’s a two-day tournament with mixed, men’s and women’s brackets and an awards pot-luck dinner when it’s all over.

For updates, watch the weekly editions of the South Jetty, and for more information, call Murray Judson at (361) 749-4861.

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