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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Rainier, Rainier Beach community centers to offer indoor gym youth tennis

10/1/2013  5:00:00 PM

Rainier, Rainier Beach community centers

to offer indoor gym youth tennis

Seattle Parks and Recreation along with the Rainier Community Center and Rainier Beach Community Center Advisory Councils have partnered with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to provide tennis through Tennis Afterschool Zone(TAZ). TAZ provides an opportunity to be active, run, have fun and learn a sport of a lifetime. The program is facilitated by trained staff and available after school to students in 3rd – 5th grades.

TAZ is an extension of the popular summer Quickstart tennis league. This program, offered during the rainy month’s fall-spring, provides and expands indoor opportunities to play tennis. The program capitalizes on skills already learned during summer Quickstart and instructs youth looking to learn the game from scratch. The program provides a play based format and age appropriate equipment. Youth use oversized foam balls to “compete”, learn and have fun at the indoor gym environment.

The advisory councils are committed to growing tennis and other healthy opportunities for students in southeast Seattle. Rainier Community Center tennis is offered on Monday’s from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and on Thursday’s from 3:45-4:45 p.m.

For more information, please contact Carl Bergquist at 206-386-1919 or  For additional information about programs become a fan of Rainier Community Center at
and Rainier Beach Community Center at


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