Are you new to tennis, or perhaps a lifetime player but not able to cover a full court due to an injury? Maybe just looking for a new fun paddle sport for the family that you can play in your own driveway? Then Spec Tennis is for you!
Spec Tennis was started in Northern California 4.5 years ago and has recently come to the East Coast. Spec combines elements of tennis, platform tennis and pickleball with a low compression tennis ball on a smaller court. Spec Tennis is great for all ages and is the perfect outdoor family sport.
Looking for a fun way to improve your game? This item from the Library of Things is sure to give you an advantage on the competition.
Our portable Golf Practice Net comes with chipping target and carrying bag.
You can borrow it with your library card and swing into success!
Row 1 (sitting): Joecille Ayer, Sylvia Bailey, Judy Glass, Eva Villani (Co-captain), Mary Borghesani, (Co-captain), Shirley Marshall, Lilias Ford, Mary Lawrance
Row 2: Rose Cazale (Co-manager), Barbara Bearce, Anne Corrow, Nancy Bearce, Barbara Basler, Elizabeth Zwicker, Ann McGrath, Adrienne Gorn (Co-manager), Mrs. Stratton (coach)
Row 3: Margo White, Sally Farrington, Patricia Bailey, Althea Cherry, Lillian Maglathlin
The entry from the 1951 edition of The Independence, Kingston High School’s yearbook, reads:
Hail to the “Champs”! Under the coaching of Mrs. Daphna Stratton, the girls’ team clinched the South Shore League Girls’ Championship with twelve wins and one loss.
The loss of one point to Marshfield tied us for first place honors in the South Shore Division. A play-off at Duxbury proved that our girls knew how to play. They romped over Marshfield with a score of 35-29. Hanover and Kingston each led its division. A play-off for the title was a memorable occasion for everyone. Trailing behind at the third quarter, Kingston exploded with fourteen points to Hanover’s three, making the final score 40-36.
This closed a very happy year for all. We lose four team members, two forwards and two guards. Best of luck next year. For our sake please keep that championship!
Source: Image from the Local History Room Image Collection (IC7). Quote from The Independence (1951), part of the Kingston School Collection (PC12).