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Tennis club calls off camps, West Virginia Open

WHEELING — With the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Wheeling Oglebay Tennis Club has made changes to its typical summer schedule of events.

“Unfortunately, we have had to make some difficult decisions. After much consideration, the Board of Directors has canceled the 2020 WOTC Summer Camps at Oglebay and the Bordas and Bordas West Virginia Open,” Debbie Pickens, president of the tennis club, said.

The WOTC hopes to resume some events later in the summer and to offer the Millie Mulhern Youth Tennis program in the fall.

Previously canceled events include the Elementary Play Day, Spring Millie Mulhern Youth Tennis, and the Jack Dorsey Senior Memorial Tournament. Plans are to schedule these again in 2021.

This disruption of club programming does not mean that there is no activity at the Oglebay Tennis/Racquet Sport Center. The Oglebay facility offers tennis, pickleball and platform tennis. To reserve courts for any of these racquet sports call the shop at (304) 243-4040. The Wheeling Park Commission offers a season pass or half-hour rates.

There are eight clay and two hard tennis courts ready for play. Beginners can request equipment at the shop.

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