We wanted to express our deep appreciation to the Park Rapids Community Tennis Association. Last year, we were searching for a summer residence in northern Minnesota. We both play tennis and loved the active community involvement with this group. The tennis community was a huge drawing factor in addition to the lakes and wonderful community that Park Rapids has to offer. This year, we bought property in Park Rapids. When we arrived this spring we were devastated when we saw the condition of the courts. Out of eight courts, only two were safe to play on. This group took the leadership role and manpower — nearly 500 hours of volunteer labor — to get these 27 year old courts playable. We invite all interested tennis players to come on out and try these courts. It is a great sport that lasts a lifetime.