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'PagodaFest' to celebrate history of tennis courts, Sept. 12-13

"PagodaFest," a two-day celebration of Princeton's pagoda tennis courts -- which have been used by the University and local communities for more than 40 years -- is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12-13.

The outdoor courts will be relocated, along with the distinctive pagoda structure, to the Lenz Tennis Center after construction of Whitman College begins in October. The pagoda courts have served as the home of Princeton's tennis teams and as the site for many NCAA, U.S. Tennis Association and community events.

"PagodaFest" will include "Campus Day" on Sept. 12, with tournaments and clinics for University faculty, staff, students and their families. Princeton alumni and local community members are invited for "Community Day" on Sept. 13, which also will include tournaments and clinics, as well as exhibitions featuring former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion Stan Smith and Princeton tennis alumni. Dinner and a performance by the Billy Hill Band will conclude the event.

A full schedule is available on the Web site of the Friends of Princeton Tennis, the event's sponsor.

For more information, contact Louise Gengler , Princeton's women's tennis coach, or Glenn Michibata , men's tennis coach.

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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