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City courts opinion on adult tennis

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There are no tennis programs for adults in Rosemount. The Rosemount Parks and Recreation Department would like to change that. But before it does it wants to make sure there is a demand.

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Through the month of March and the first few weeks of April the city will have a survey on its web site asking residents to weigh in on the need for adult tennis programs. Depending on how people answer, the parks and recreation department may add something as soon as this summer, said parks and recreation supervisor Lisa Maurer.

"We're just seeking input right now. The public will influence what we decide to offer," said Maurer.

The survey went up March 11 on the city's site and will remain up for about a month said Maurer. The simple survey asks whether residents are interested in tennis programs and asks them to list what type of programming they would be interested in such as lessons, leagues or tournaments.

"We want to create programs that will fit the community's needs," said Maurer.

The city hasn't offered any type of adult tennis programming in the past. In fact there hasn't been any type of adult programming offered through any organization in town, which Rosemount High School tennis coach Jeanne Ewan thinks is a shame.

"We are lacking compared to many of our neighboring communities," said Ewan about tennis programming and courts available in town.

Last year Ewan said she asked the parents of her players if they would be interested in starting some sort of league or lessons in town. She said the people she asked showed a lot of interest.

"Right not our adults have to go elsewhere to play," said Ewan.

Ewan wasn't able to get anything going last year and said the city is in a better position to fill the void.

"It's a lifetime sport, something everyone can play and it would be nice to be able to play here in Rosemount," said Ewan.

To fill out the survey visit the city's web site at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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