Tennis Industry Magazine recently recognized the City of Roswell’s tennis program and Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department as the “Park & Rec Agency of the Year.”
Roswell’s tennis program is highlighted in the magazine’s January issue, which features its annual “Champions of Tennis” Awards for individuals and organizations that go “above and beyond in helping to make a difference” in the tennis industry.
The city’s tennis program operates on 28 city courts at five locations, the largest of which is the 12-court Roswell Area Park. Each year, more than 4,300 people are served through the city’s tennis classes, camps and open play areas. Almost 1,000 youth and adult tennis players are on teams that call Roswell’s tennis facilities home.
The story highlights the significant contributions of Scott Laakso, Roswell’s athletic coordinator, who supervised the tennis program for more than 15 years and helped to create a program so successful it has inspired other community tennis programs around the nation.
“Roswell has been a pilot and an example for many [community tennis associations] and parks across the country,” the magazine quotes Todd Carlson with the U.S. Tennis Association.