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Academy Park and tennis in Minden

The Minden “Tennis Club” in the 1890s. In reality it was a group of Minden young people posing in a Dallas photo studio with tennis equipment, there was no “tennis club.”

This week’s Echo arose from a very good question I was asked last week by Judge John Campbell. He was wondering about how long a tennis court had been in Academy Park. Unfortunately, I was unable to come up with a precise date, but the research led me to this column, a hybrid of a short history of Academy Park and a look at the tennis boom in Minden in the first decades of the 20th century.

Academy Park, of course, is named because it was the location of the Minden Male Academy. What follows is a brief history of that


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