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Willmar notebook: Tennis sets course to make a racket


Here's the idea -- build tennis for young and old in the Lakes area.

Get kids and adults off the couch and swinging.

The Willmar Lakes Area Tennis Association formed this year to promote, support and grow tennis in the city and the surrounding area.

New London-Spicer tennis coach Chad Schmeising and the Cardinals' boys varsity coach Jim Anderson are on the eight person board of directors. Jim Andresen is president.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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