The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Texas A&M University- Texarkana Athletics Department and the U.S. Tennis Association to offer free tennis lessons now through May 20, 2022

The free lessons will be open to several age groups.

  • 4-11 year-olds (Rally Catz) Monday - 4:30 PM to 5 PM
  • 11-16 year-olds (Ready to Rally) Monday - 5 PM to 5:30 PM
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Adult tennis apprentice lessons will be offered to UTSA members age 16 and older on Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

 Texas A&M University-Texarkana Tennis Coach Joe Parrish, and lead tennis player, Alex Oviedo will be offering the lessons. Oviedo. Alex plays the number one position for the Texas A&M University at Texarkana tennis team. In addition to the many awards he has already received, he was recently named the Red River Conference player of the week for Feb 21-27.

Alex comes to us from Mexico City, Mexico. More information about Alex and the A&M Eagles tennis team can be found on their website.

No registration is required. Lessons will be held at the Southwest Center, 3222 W. 7th Street.

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For more information, please reach out to Eddie Aulds at 903-798-3979 or email at

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