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Mel Hughes returned a serve during a mixed doubles match last Friday night at the Depot Courts. Hughes has been playing in this casual mixed doubles league for the past 30 years. (Vance Carlson / Enterprise)

Mixed doubles tennis tradition continues

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Back in the early 1970s, Mel and Jane Hughes, Mark and Barb Thomason, and Royce and Kathy Peterson were among a group of couples who met every Friday night to play mixed doubles tennis on the two sand courts across from the old Park Rapids Middle School.


More than 30 years later, the mixed doubles tennis tradition is going strong.

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