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Friendly competition on the courts

Seniors play together for 15 years on the local courts.

Man swings racket at tennis ball
Gary Niemi concentrates on the ball while playing doubles with his friends Thursday, April 21, 2022, on the Gregory Park courts in Brainerd. Niemi is a member of a group of senior players who have played together for about 15 years, according to Larry Kellerman.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Gary Niemi concentrates on the ball while playing doubles with his friends Thursday, April 21, 2022, on the Gregory Park courts in Brainerd.

Niemi is a member of a group of senior players who have played together for about 15 years, according to Larry Kellerman.

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