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Tennis Program Recognized Nationally

In recognition of the success of its tennis program, the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department has been named “Park & Rec Agency of the Year” by Tennis Industry Magazine, the world’s largest trade magazine for tennis.

Roswell’s award-winning tennis program is highlighted in the magazine’s January issue, which features its annual “Champions of Tennis” Awards for individuals and organizations that go “above and beyond in helping to make a difference” in the tennis industry.

The City of Roswell’s tennis program operates on 28 city courts at five locations, the largest of which is the 12-court Roswell Area Park. Each year, more than 4,300 people are served through the City’s tennis classes, camps, and open play areas. Almost 1,000 youth and adult tennis players are on teams that call Roswell’s tennis facilities home.

The story highlights the significant contributions of Scott Laakso, Roswell’s Athletic Coordinator, who supervised the tennis program for more than 15 years and helped to create a program so successful it has inspired other community tennis programs around the nation.

“Roswell has been a pilot and an example for many [Community Tennis Associations] and parks across the country,” the magazine quotes Todd Carlson with the U.S. Tennis Association as saying.

To learn more about Roswell’s Recreation and Parks Department, tennis facilities, and programs, visit

To read the Tennis Industry Magazine article in its entirety, visit
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