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Friday, July 24 marked the successful completion of the Lifetime Sports Academy’s 12th summer with over 300 more participants than last year. Free group lessons in the lifetime sports of golf, tennis and swimming were offered to boys and girls, ages 8–18. Lessons focused on skill development.

The Parks and Recreation Department provides certified coaching and highly trained professionals who direct lessons in swimming, tennis and golf. Offering instruction in three sports has been a successful formula throughout the years. The Lifetime Sport Academy has developed a solid reputation and is attracting a huge number of kids each summer.

This year, the following numbers of lessons were given; 4000 golf lessons, 2000 tennis lessons and 2,800 swim lessons. Participants have the opportunity to earn new tennis rackets, golf clubs and more. This year, more than 113 rackets and 48 sets of golf clubs were earned.

Since its beginning in 1998, Lifetime Sports Academy has awarded more than 1,000 tennis rackets and close to 800 sets of golf clubs to participants who passed their skills tests. Friday’s awards ceremony recognized the winners for leagues and tournaments in tennis, swimming and golf.

For more information about the Lifetime Sports Academy, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 427-6000 or log on to www.fortwayneparks.org.

The Waynedale News Staff
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