Springfield kids spend free time playing tennis

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Urban League is counting on tennis to keep neighborhood kids occupied in a good way.

Children at the Blunt Park tennis courts play with equipment provided by the United States Tennis Association of New England.

Springfield Urban League Vice President Andrew Cade told 22News the city’s young people need a positive activity to fill their time.

“So when you think about youth, you think about maybe all of the youth and violence happening right now and what we can do to prevent violence is to add more activities within our city,” said Cade.

“We have a 15-year-old son who loves tennis and my 8-year-old daughter absolutely loves it. And this is a great opportunity for them to play,” said parent Nicole Griffin.

From now on every Saturday morning from 10:00 until noon, young people who welcome this opportunity will play at the Blunt Park tennis courts.

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