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Community Notebook: VTC hosting tennis gear swap for high school girls players


The Vancouver Tennis Center Foundation will be hosting a free tennis gear swap for all high school girl tennis players and coaches in Clark County.

The gear swap is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the Vancouver Tennis Center, 5300 E. 18th St., next to Fort Vancouver High School.

Donations of gently used or new gear are welcome for the swap or bring tennis items to trade in.

Dickson’s Pro Shop, which is located inside of VTC will also be offering 10 percent off all sales on the day of the event.

For more information about the gear swap, call 360-624-3931.

Kim wins age group tennis title at GCM

Kevin Kim of Vancouver won the Boys 14s singles division at the Club Green Meadows Intermediate tennis tournament, which concluded Sunday.

Kim, the second seed, beat No. 1 seed Cameron Paulsen of West Linn, Ore., in the final 6-3, 6-2.

On his way to the final of the 16-player draw, Kim defeated Tolga Daim of Tigard in the first round 6-1, 6-1; defeated Daniel Kaukonen of Lake Oswego, Ore., 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals; and then Jalen Li of Portland 6-2, 6-0 in the semifinals.

The tournament featured boys and girls in brackets for ages 12, 14, 16 and 18.

Senior softball league signing up players

The Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association (VMSSA) is signing up players for upcoming summer season, which runs May through August.

The recreational league for men and women is for players 60 years and older.

All of the games are played at Pacific Park, located at N.E. 172nd Ave. and N.E. 18th Street.

Games are weeknights with a doubleheader starting at 5:30 p.m.

Applications can be obtained by visiting the VMSSA website:, or contact Dave Keim at 503-705-3775 or email

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