Community Center pride was on full display at the first Community Center Tennis Challenge hosted by Nashville Metro Parks & Recreation and USTA Tennessee on November 8th. Kids and leaders from ten of Metro Park’s Community Centers gathered at Hadley Park to put their tennis skills to test against one another. Participating centers included Watkins Park, Hadley Park, Sevier Park, Old Hickory, Hartman Park, Southeast Regional, Shelby Park, Parkwood, Madison, and Coleman Park.
The Challenge culminated after-school tennis programming that the centers have offered over the past year. With the support of Metro Parks, hundreds of kids have been introduced to tennis over the last three years in after-school programs at Community Centers around Nashville. Players and centers were rewarded for team spirit, sportsmanship, and head-to-head wins during match play competition. A golden racquet was awarded to Watkins Community Center, the winner of the first annual Community Center Tennis Challenge.
Contact a Community Center near you for more information about their after-school program offerings! For photos from the event, click here.