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Group of tennis players hold own version of Wimbledon
MINOCQUA - The Wimbledon tennis tournament you probably know about takes place in London.

There was another Wimbledon Saturday and instead of being across the pond, it was just across the lake in Minocqua.

Thirty tennis players gathered on the Lakeland High School courts to have their own version of Wimbledon.

Participants wore all-white clothing and swung wooden rackets, which were used in Wimbledon until 1988.
Most of the participants are retirees who enjoyed the chance to stay fit and be in the company of friends.

"Most of us have played tennis since we've been young," said participant Tom Meisenheimer. "We're in our seventies and eighties, some younger than that, some older than that, but I think we all think we're still 20."

This group of tennis players goes to the Lakeland courts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

Story By: Andrew Goldstein


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