Tennis anyone? Why not ... it’s one of the Grand Valley’s top sports

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One of the many swatters around town.

Tennis is one of the most popular activities in the Grand Valley.

There are more than 50 courts from Fruita to Palisade, including four indoor, and several tournaments through the summer and fall.

For adults or children wanting to learn the game, or get better, lessons can be had through the Junction Indoor Tennis Center (, Grand Junction’s Parks and Recreation Department ( and click on Seasonal Activity Guide for information), and Elliot Tennis (email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Kathy Elliott, 986-8104).


Public tennis courts can be found in a number of places in the Grand Valley:

• Junction Indoor Tennis Center — 535 25 1/2 Road, 241-2280,, four indoor courts, four outdoor courts.

• Mesa State College Elliott Tennis Center — 12th St. & Orchard Ave., seven outdoor courts.

• Clinton Smith Courts — Lincoln Park, eight outdoor courts.

• Canyon View Park — 24 1/2 Road &  Interstate 70, 12 outdoor courts.

• Central High School — 550 Warrior Way, four outdoor courts.

• Fruita Monument High School — 1102 Wildcat Ave., four outdoor courts.

• Grand Junction High School — 1400 N. Fifth St., four outdoor courts.

• Pineridge Park — The Ridges, two outdoor courts.TENNIS TOURNAMENTS

View or participate in these upcoming tournaments.

• McDonald’s Family Tournament — June 10–12, info: 242-1490.

• Elam Junior Tournament — June 24–26, info: 242-1490.

• Taco Bell Western Slope Open — July 18–24, info: 242-1490.

• Major Mortgage Autumn Classic — Sept. 16–18, info: 241-2280.

• Major Mortgage Junior Autumn Classic — Nov. 4–6, info: 241-2280.

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