“Cool Hands” at the Aston tennis court next Monday

Pro tennis star and sports television celebrity Luke Jensen  will offer a tennis talk and clinics at the Aston Park Tennis Center, Monday, July 16.

Known on the international pro tour as “Cool Hands Luke”, Jensen is the only player in history to compete playing with either hand as well as serving right or left-handed at more than 130 miles per hour. Jensen reached the pinnacle of men’s professional tennis by capturing the French Open Grand Slam Doubles in 1993.

Jensen will bring his rock ‘n’ roll brand of tennis to Asheville as part of the annual City of Asheville Open Tennis Championships. Luke Jensen Day opens with Lunch with Luke at noon for middle and high school tennis players free of charge.  They will be treated to a tennis talk with Jensen.

Jensen will lead a full afternoon of tennis clinics beginning at 1:30 p.m. for juniors, followed by clinics for preschoolers and adults. Youth clinics are $10 and adult clinics $15.

Aston Park Tennis Center is located at 336 Hilliard Ave. in Asheville. For more information about Luke Jensen Day and the Asheville Open Tennis Tournament, call 251-4074.

— Cecil Botwell, staff writer

About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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