New adult program offered
A new adult tennis program starting in Frankfort is one of the very first of its kind offered outside of Florida and Texas.
Masters Tennis is tennis played on a smaller 60-foot court with a slower ball and a regular racquet. It is easy to learn, fun to play, social and keeps players active at any age.
“We’re aiming this at new players as a way to get them into the game that’s really easy and a lot of fun. It’s also perfect for older players, whether they want to start playing for the first time or if they’ve played for years,” said Parks Tennis Director John Arnett.
This version of tennis is recognized by the United States Tennis Association and is very popular in Florida.
Frankfort is the first city to take part in Masters Tennis outside of Texas and Florida.
An organizational meeting, an introduction to the game and a brief lesson are scheduled at East Frankfort Park Monday at 6 p.m. Racquets and balls will be provided for new players.
The new program is organized by the Frankfort Tennis Association and the Frankfort Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites Department. More information can be found at frankfortparksandrec.com or at frankforttennisrocks.com.
Run to Remember 5K
is May 10 in Bloomfield
The Kentucky National Guard Run to Remember 5K will be at 8 a.m. May 10 in Bloomfield.
All proceeds from the run will go towards funding the Kentucky National Guard Memorial that is being constructed at the entrance of the Boone Center in Frankfort.
Registration for those ages 11 and up is $20 through Sunday, and it will increase to $25 after Sunday. The registration fee is $5 for those ages 5-10.
The fee includes a bib number, a military inspired T-shirt and a cinch sack of gifts.
There are three ways to register — through the link provided on www.guardmemorial.com, through www.active.com, or email Jennifer Lyddane at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a registration form that can be mailed with a check made payable to KYNG Memorial Fund, Inc.
Great Cake Race is Sunday
The Great Cake Race 5K run/1-mile walk will take place Sunday at Keeneland to benefit Sweet Blessings.
The race starts at 4 p.m. with sign-in and race day registration at 3 p.m. at Keene Barn.
Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the walk. Sign-up is available online through SweetBlessingsCakes.org or RunSignUp.com.
Sweet Blessings is a 501(c)(3) that creates specialty birthday cakes for children ages 5 to 14 who are facing a life-threatening illness or poverty.