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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton Katie Hagen, 9, forehands a soft-toss from volunteer instructor Bill Gabbert (not shown) on Sunday at the final Quick Start Winter clinic at Willmar High School.

Winter tennis serves an ace

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WILLMAR — The 10-week winter tennis program concluded Sunday at the senior high school and by all measures it proved a success.

Jim Anderson, program supervisor, reported that the first-time WCER-sponsored series drew 86 boys and girls from elementary through high school.


Thirty-six enrolled 10-and-under, 29 middle school and 21 high school.

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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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