IF YOU PLAY
WHAT: Adult tennis group
WHEN: 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
WHERE: Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive
COST: Free; just show up with racket and tennis balls
JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — Tennis, anyone?
That’s the invitation a group of players are sending out to recreational athletes. The group meets 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center on the Marble Falls High School campus, 2101 Mustang Drive.
“It’s not really giant-competitive-blood-and-guts tennis,” said Nancy Herrington, a former Marble Falls Middle School tennis coach and teacher. “They are for people who played.”
The group isn’t designed for an athlete who wants to learn how to play, she explained. Rather, it’s for those who have logged some minutes on the court but might not play several times a week for several hours, she added.
“Most of them are not beginners, they’re not just now learning,” she said.
Matches are limited to about 20 minutes, and the number of courts used depends on which ones are available and how many players show up.
Herrington said some of the players who attend play the sport like she does – by relying on her experience in knowing where to put the ball to win the point instead of trying to outlast the opponent.
“I can place it better,” she said.
Overall, it’s an open invitation to those who enjoy playing tennis but who might not be able to find someone to play against, Herrington said.
“You want to have a good game, and it’s enjoyable,” she said. “It’s a real good way for folks to meet people who are playing at a comparable level.”