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What is the highlight of your summer tennis experience so far? What do you look forward to in the future?

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Caley Nee, 7, participant in 4-week tennis camp at Cottontail Pool, Springfield “I’ve done backhands. I won with a backhand in [the game] jail. You go in jail if you miss catching the tennis ball. [I also like tornado], where you run around and try not to be hit by tennis balls. [I’ll keep playing tennis] because it’s a lot of fun.”

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Zoe Green, 8, participant in 4-week tennis camp at Cottontail Pool, Springfield “I like the part where you actually learn all the strokes and get to play against each other. Instead of using your feet, you use your hands. I like my tennis teacher a lot. [I like the game jail] because it’s fun when you get a jailbreak. Everybody wins, nobody loses.”

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Steve Myers, 25, captain of Rolling Valley Swim and Racket Club’s men’s singles and mixed doubles teams, Springfield “[The best] is getting everyone to come out and play. It’s a lot of fun. I don’t define success by wins and losses. Everyone’s having a good time.”

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My highlight was playing my first match of tennis. My first match was singles and I didn’t like it because I lost. Next, I played doubles and we didn’t win, but we played well and felt better. I have a lot of fun and I think I could definitely improve. [I look forward to] winning a match.”

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“[My highlight] was winning my first match. It was pretty close. It was 8-6. I like playing tennis. It’s one of my hobbies. [I look forward] to winning more.”

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“My first year, I was the only girl. It’s nice to outnumber [the guys] for once. [I like] the quick smile and the wave as you walk on the court. I enjoy getting better and I feel like I have this year. Maybe we’ll win next year.”