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Tennis Clinic Coming To Jacksonville University To Thank Veterans

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A tennis clinic for Wounded Warriors, Veterans and their families is coming to Jacksonville University next month.

Thanking our Troops Through Tennis or T3, is a national non-profit organization that brings free tennis clinics to military bases. At the end of March it will be hosting it's first off-base event at Jacksonville University.

Former professional tennis player Dick Stockton founded the organization two and a half years ago after hearing about a Wounded Warrior event held by a former NFL quarterback. He said he wanted to do something like that in tennis.

"We've done seven events since July of 2013 at different bases. And we've, especially with the kids, most of them have never ever had a tennis racket in their hands. So we're just trying to show them a little bit of basics of the game and let them hit a few balls and run around and have some fun," says Stockton.

The event, held March 28, is for current and former military members and their families. The event is free but participants must register online.