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NMSU tennis league to include all individuals and abilities

The New Mexico State University Adapted Physical Education (NMSU APE) program will begin its third annual Walk-n-Roll Tennis League Sunday, April 1.

The league is open to players with or without disabilities at all levels of experience and will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through May 6 at the NMSU Tennis Center.

"Tennis is the only sport that persons with and without disabilities can play with only one small rule change," said Scott Pedersen, assistant professor of adapted physical education (APE) at NMSU and founder of the Walk-n-Roll Tennis League. "If you've never played a sport or are intimidated by physical activity, this is something you can do."

Last fall, NMSU APE received an $1,100 grant from the United States Tennis Association-Southwest, which was used to purchase supplies including tennis racquets, a return net and larger adapted tennis balls.

The league is free and open to the public and all participants this year will receive a free NMSU APE Walk-n-Roll Tennis League T-shirt.

For more information visit http://education.nmsu.edu/nmsuape.