Why Tennis Players Are Raising a Racket to Keep Dallas From Closing the City's Courts

Word on the circuit is that the city of Dallas is going to shutter all five of its tennis centers as a way to save a few shekels, maybe as soon as a vote of the City Council on Wednesday. In the immortal words of John McEnroe: You cannot be serious.But before you take your rackets to City Hall, hold up: It's not true. Not even close.I hesitate to call it a rumor, because the panic that prompted -- no joke -- a few hundred emails and calls to City Hall this week didn't exactly come out of nowhere. There was, in fact, a discussion just last week at 1500 Marilla that looked at shuttering Fretz Tennis Center, L.B. Houston Tennis Center, Fair Oaks Tennis Center, Kiest Tennis Center and Samuell Grand Tennis Center.  Continue reading...

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