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Palm Springs Racquet Club Marches To Stay Open

PALM SPRINGS – More than 100 residents marched to City Hall to express their concern about the possibilty of the Plaza Racquet Club losing its lease. The owner of the club in Palm Springs says he may be forced out of the business that is helping the local economy.

“This place is important not only for this community, but the local economy,” business owner, Kurt Haggstrom said.”Tennis is part of this Valley and they need to understand this place is for blue-collar tennis players. Members have been here for more than 20 years and they have brought their children and call this place home.”

The City of Palm Springs says it does not have much of a choice since it is sub-leasing the tennis property from the Palm Springs Unified School District (PSUSD).

According to Racquet Club members, city leaders are scheduled to meet with the PSUSD on April 21 to discuss the situation.

For more information on how to help Plaza Racquet Club, please contact, Kurt Haggstrom, Director of Tennis at (760)-323-8997.

KESQ News Team

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