By Nicole Lemal
Times West Virginian
Extending opportunities for tennis players in the local area paid off for the Marion County Parks and Recreation Commission.
MCPARC was recently recognized by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) with two prominent awards: the West Virginia Mid-Atlantic Parks and Recreation of the Year Award as well as the USTA Mid-Atlantic Parks and Recreation of the Year Award.
“It was a nice surprise for us,” MCPARC director Tony Michalski said. “We do a lot of programs, and we’ve got a nice facility up there. We weren’t expecting that, but we certainly appreciate the recognition. That’s for sure.”
Recently, Michalski was invited to Reston, Va., for the USTA annual awards luncheon to accept the first awards MCPARC has ever received from USTA.