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Cougar Dome hosting kids’ tennis event

The CougarDome will host a Tennis School Festival this weekend.
The CougarDome will host a Tennis School Festival this weekend. - Submitted

TRURO, N.S. – Local elementary school students will gather at the Cougar Dome on Saturday for the first Tennis School Festival.

During the past two months, Cougar Dome tennis pro Francis Charest visited area schools in preparation of the tournament. His tour included four visits to each school and focused on children in Grades 3 to 5. His aim was to help teachers implement tennis in their curriculum, and this weekend’s festival is a fun way to close it out for the school year.

Students from Bible Hill consolidated, Cobequid consolidated and E’cole Acadienne de Truro will participate.

The event is taking Tennis Canada’s team tennis approach, which provides new players an opportunity to combine practice and play, with a focus on skill development through match play in a team environment.

Everyone is welcome to watch Saturday’s event.

The Cougar Dome’s goal for the school tour is to introduce an avenue to lifelong participation in tennis that will extend beyond the school environment.

Anyone interested in bringing the tennis school tour to their school next year can email

This summer, the Cougar Dome is hosting lessons out of the Truro Tennis Club. With any registration to Cougar Dome lessons, juniors aged 3 to 18 will receive a free Truro Tennis Club membership.

It will also host seven-week summer multisport day camps, which include tennis, swimming, Bubble Bump Soccer and more.

For more information, call 902-843-4171.

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