Not great at tennis? No problem — you can still enjoy the town’s tennis courts in a very special way this Saturday, Sept. 14.
The St. Marys Social Tennis Club and the St. Marys Kinsmen are holding a family dance on the courts across from the Quarry to help raise money to refurbish the courts. “The courts, lit up at night, are beautiful,” says organizer Andrea Macko-Hodges. “It’s a very unique spot and we’d like everyone — tennis player or not — to come out and enjoy them!”
The party takes place from 7-9 p.m. and will feature family-friendly music. Everyone is invited to come out to kick up their heels or just enjoy the music, which will be provided by Professional MC/DJ of London, which entertained at the downtown car show last month.
“The only condition is that people have to wear their sneakers or soft-soled shoes to protect the courts,” explains Macko-Hodges. Everyone is also encouraged to wear their “Wimbledon Whites” to be eligible for prizes. Hot apple cider will be available, generously donated by Barista’s, as well as glowsticks to add to the bright-at-night ambiance.
“The weather forecast looks clear and cool for Saturday,” Macko-Hodges says. “All the better to dance up a storm!” Admission is by donation to Support Our Courts!, a fundraising initiative by the Kinsmen and Tennis Club to refurbish the aging tennis courts with a safe, playable surface, and new fencing. For more information on the dance or the resurfacing project, please contact Macko-Hodges at 519-280-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.