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May is National Tennis Month

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has designated May as National Tennis Month. Designating a month of promotion for tennis gives coaches, facilities, tennis leagues, and community tennis associations a platform to drive awareness of the sport.  In Cambria, the place to play tennis is on the six excellent tennis courts at Coast Union High School.

     These courts serve the high school and the public under the auspices of the Cambria Tennis Club (CTC).  The CTC, which is a USTA Community Tennis Association, was established in 1992 for the overall purpose of supporting and promoting tennis among students, Coast Union tennis teams, local residents, and visiting players.  The availability of quality court facilities for all interested tennis players is due in large measure to the efforts of the CTC, which maintains the courts as part of its charter.  One of CTC’s responsibilities, pursuant to an agreement with the Coast Union School District, is court maintenance and repair, which the CTC dutifully has fulfilled for 30 years.

     National Tennis Month throughout May will help bring new players into local programs, inspire lapsed players to pick up the sport again, and energizes existing players.  According to the USTA, participation in tennis is surging with nearly 23 million people taking to the courts in 2021, approximately 1 million more players than in 2020.  Any tennis player regardless of skill level who wants to get back into the game locally should consider joining the CTC at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays for drop-in doubles.  Alternatively, get in touch, and Club members will try to match new players to a member for a game.  For further information including a membership application, check out the Club website ( or call CTC at 805-927-1576.

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It Is Always Busy at First Baptist Church

At First Baptist Church (FBC) Pastor Josh Lieurance has resumed his message series Journey Through the Torah, which will run for the rest of the year except for special services such as Christmas.  This series explores in depth the roots of the Christian faith in the first five books of the Old Testament, Genesis through Deuteronomy, that make up the Torah (“the Law” or “Instructions’). 

     FBC’s Ministry to Women continues to offer health and fitness classes to all interested women in the community.  The weekly classes, called Fit for a Purpose, meet every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for an hour and rotate among the topics of nutrition, dance and movement, and core and light weight training, with different leaders for each topic.  All women of all levels of fitness are welcome; chairs can be used if needed.  Please bring water and a yoga mat.  All classes are free and there is plenty of parking at FBC.  Men’s and Women’s small groups meet at various times during the week, and recently FBC resumed its Sunday morning Bible discussion groups on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. 

     FBC offers a youth program for junior high and high schoolers, meeting at FBC on Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  FBC youth also participate in The Collective, a joint effort of church leaders and volunteers from FBC, Community Presbyterian Church, and Vineyard Church to provide a safe place for teens to meet in a town that does not have much to occupy youth in a healthy way.  Led by Jesse Walker and open to junior high and high schoolers, The Collective meets on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Youth Hut at the Community Presbyterian Church on Burton Way.  Young people share a meal, play games, enjoy a time of worship, and hear a Biblical message from Jesse.

     Visitors are always welcome at FBC, located at the corner of Highway 1 and Ardath Drive. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m., with coffee, tea, and snacks available at 10:00 a.m.  The patio area is set up with canopies and live audio and video feeds from the sanctuary, weather permitting.  FBC will continue to stream weekly services on Facebook and on the church website.  For additional information on any of these activities, contact the church office or visit

First Baptist Church

2120 Green Street