13-Year Old Scout to Bring Addition to City Tennis Courts

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For tennis players in Carbon County, the Price City tennis courts will receive a special addition in the coming months. The addition of specialized walls in the courts will offer individuals the ability to play and practice on their own time when no partner is able to be found.

This time around, though, it is not a municipal or county organization looking to better the city’s recreational facilities. The walls have come about because of 13-year-old Douglas Laursen. Laursen, getting the idea from one of his brothers, decided to take the steps necessary to install the new feature as his Eagle Scout Project.

“I’ve been going around and collecting donations,” explained Laursen who is a member of troop 296. “I went to the school district, the city and other places.” The walls, made out of durable fiberglass, will cost a total of $5,098.90, and Laursen expects installation will be free thanks to the volunteer help from other local boy scouts.

“We’re hoping before February,” Laursen continued, speaking about a possible date when the walls would arrive. He hopes to have them installed before the end of February so that they can be used for the Carbon High School boys’ tennis team as its season starts.

Laursen’s work will prove undoubtedly useful to both team member and novice as both hone their skills at the well-used tennis courts. Staying true to the Boy Scout Slogan, through his project Laursen will undoubtedly do a good turn daily, perhaps more so with each resounding echo of another tennis ball being returned to its owner for more practice.

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