The Keizer Tennis Association “Slammin’ Summer Tennis” program is winding down at Highland Park in Salem.

KTA’s final camps are Monday, Aug. 9, through Friday, Aug. 13, for ages 6-18.

Because of the location of the tennis courts along Broadway, KTA gained much needed visibility and exposure.

Enjoying tennis fun this summer are, front row, left to right: Angel Garcia Garibay, Jose Antonio Hernandez and Jonathan Hernandez. Back row: Nathan Smith, Greyson Walker, and Keizer Tennis Association President Rick Hammerquist. (Submitted photo)

“We had to make the move to Highland Park because the McNary High School courts are being reconstructed,” said KTA President Rick Hammerquist. “People see our banners along busy Broadway Avenue and they see we are putting on tennis camps and want to participate … We continue to believe if tennis courts are visible to the community, they get more play and our programs gain momentum.”

KTA will conduct one more free Match Day on Saturday, August 14th, 8:30-11 a.m., for 7- to 18-year-olds at Highland Park. People can register by calling 503-585-4819 or going to the KTA website at

The summer’s first Match Day was held Saturday, July 31. It was attended by seven juniors. Match Day gave these kids the chance to play the Quickstart tennis format and play regular scoring.

Barb Henke Smith and Hammerqust ran this event for KTA.