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City of Richland Dedicates Tennis Courts to Player

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Decades of being an ace tennis player have earned one local man a grand slam.

The City of Richland dedicated the tennis courts in Howard Amon Park in honor of 83-year-old Holland St. John on Wednesday.

St. John has been playing tennis almost his whole life. He not only ran local tennis teaching clinics, he also started the city run tennis programs more than 25 years ago.

He told NBC Right Now that it's important for the community to remember to enjoy recreation as much as they enjoy heading to local parks

"When people think of parks and recreation, they get as far as parks and a lot of times they, even in with the commission, we sometimes kind of shortchange the recreation part. And here I am, 83, and I've enjoyed these all these years," St. John said. 

St. John still hits the courts about four times a week.


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