The commons area at the Elks Tennis Center is a convenient gathering place.
Elks Tennis Center pro Roe Jones teaches a class at the indoor center.
Indoor courts enable year-round play.
Mary Dvarishkis hits a ball at the Elks Tennis Center.
Jay Montague returns a ball during a class with Elks Tennis Center pro Roe Jones Wednesday, May 16, 2012.
The first and last time Al Kersich played tennis, he was a 25-year-old Army soldier trying to beat the colonel's daughter at Dugway Proving Grounds southwest of Salt Lake City.
From left, Frank Witt, Al Kersich, Dan Weaver and Eileen Pinkerton discuss the new indoor tennis courts that will be built into the hillside on the southeast side of the Elks Club at 934 Lewis Ave.