River Forest Park District to host free Platform Tennis event

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To celebrate the second season of platform tennis in River Forest, the River Forest Park District will be hosting a no-charge Platform Tennis Introduction, Exhibition, and Social event on Saturday, April 12 from 5:30-10:00pm at the Keystone Platform Tennis Courts. The evening will be a perfect combination of activities for those who want to explore the sport for the first time, and those more experienced players who want to see how the game is really played.

Platform Tennis is one of the fastest growing sports in the Chicagoland area. Although similar in play to tennis, it has a few distinct differences. Platform racquets are solid as opposed to strung, the courts are smaller and elevated, and only one serve is allowed, making play far more continuous than tennis. It is also the only racquet sport that is able to be played year-round.

The Platform Tennis Event's activities include drop-in drills for beginners and advanced players, exhibitions by top tier players, open play, and time to socialize with other players while enjoying pizza and snacks. Various platform tennis equipment companies will be available to demonstrate new equipment and answer questions. No registration is required for this event.

The River Forest Park District is committed to providing fun, meaningful, and safe recreation opportunities for the residents of River Forest and the surrounding communities. To learn more about this event, call (708) 366-6660 or visit rfparks.com.

(Information provided by Amber Schultz, the Communications & Marketing Supervisor for the River Forest Park District)

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