County's parks and recreation facilities announce July Fourth schedule

Summer tennis camps also announced

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In observance of Independence Day, the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will follow an amended operating schedule July 3 and 4. 

Five of the department’s main recreation facilities will be open on Friday, July 3 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Saturday, July 4. The department’s four outdoor pools and splash park in Franklin will be open on Friday, July 3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with two three-hour admission blocks and on Saturday, July 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with one four-hour admission block.

Participating facilities include the Fairview Recreation Complex, 2714 Fairview Blvd.; the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd.; the Indoor Sports Complex in Brentwood, 920 Heritage Way; the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr.; and the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd. 

All other WCPR facilities will be closed with the exception of Timberland Park, located on the historic Natchez Trace Parkway at mile marker 437.2. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

For additional information on facility schedules, operation guidelines and program opportunities, visit www.wcparksandrec.com

Tennis summer camps announced

The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a variety of summer tennis programs, including youth tennis camps, instructional clinics, adult league play opportunities and a youth tournament. Programs are included on indoor and outdoor courts across Williamson County. 

A series of Quick Start Tennis Camps for beginners ages 6-9 will be held at the Indoor Sports Complex, located at 920 Heritage Way in Brentwood, in June and July. These camps are a great way to introduce kids to the lifetime game of tennis with skilled instruction provided by USPTA professionals. 

The Summer Session III Tennis Clinic schedule begins the week of Monday, July 6 with an assortment of instructional programs offered for youth and adults in a variety of skill levels from beginners to advanced players. Clinics are taught by USPTA professionals, and the clinic session runs for six weeks. Locations include the Indoor Sports Complex in Brentwood, Crockett Park, Ravenwood High School, the Franklin Recreation Complex, Grassland Park and the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill.   

League play for singles, doubles and mixed doubles will be offered for men and women. Play also starts the week of July 6 with daytime and evening leagues offered.

The first tennis tournament of the season, the Little Harpeth Junior Slam, will be held July 31-Aug. 2. It is a youth tournament for ages 10-18 and offers singles events only. The tournament is played on various courts in Brentwood and Franklin. USTA membership is required, and registration is available at www.usta.com, keyword Little Harpeth, until July 27.  

For a detailed list of camps, clinics, league and tournament opportunities, as well as online registration, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. For additional questions, contact Ann Marie Flynn at (615) 370-3471, ext. 2113 or AnnMarie.Flynn@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or Kylie Preston at (615) 370-3471, ext. 2116 or Kylie.Preston@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

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