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Vidalia hosts meeting with USTA

VIDALIA — Members of the Vidalia tennis community met at City Hall Thursday night with questions and comments on how best to use the city’s new tennis facility.

Two representatives of the United States Tennis Association were there to field the questions, and pitch some ideas on how to get a Vidalia tennis association off the ground.

“There was a group of (community members) there that are trying to form a local tennis association, and they got a lot of the information on what they need to do, and how they need to go about that,” Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Joe Dallalio said.

A second major topic was how to jump start the new facility with a grand opening.

There is no date set for an official grand opening, but Dallalio said the USTA would come and give a presentation on how to promote youth and adult tennis in the community. Then there would be some tennis professionals to give a clinic to players looking for a few tips.

A Vidalia tennis association would have to include a certain percentage of members from Vidalia, but Dallalio said the USTA members discussed the possibility of requesting a waiver to include other members of the Miss-Lou outside of the city.

The ideas discussed at the meeting will be presented to the Concordia Recreation District No. 3 board at its next meeting in January. Then the board will determine which ideas it wants to implement.

Freddy Bailey and Bill Phillips of the USTA will continue to work with the Vidalia community as it tries to start its tennis association, Dallalio said.

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