Summertime means many things to many people. It's obviously our favorite weather season. Well, at least it's mine. There are so many things you can do in the summer outside.

Maybe you love to swim, play softball or baseball, take long walks in our amazing parks, visit the many yard and garage sales that go on during the summer. The list goes on and on.

And for those of you who love to play tennis, the Southern Tier has plenty of places to play, and the courts are very impressive. Take for example, the tennis courts at Recreation Park on the Westside of Binghamton off Seminary Street. These are professional grade tennis courts and host the Binghamton Tennis Challenger every year. Unfortunately the tournament was cancelled for this year. The tennis courts are undergoing major renovations, but the tournament will return in 2022.

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But most other tennis courts are back open since pandemic regulations have been relaxed. I haven't played tennis in a while, but it was one of my favorite activities do be a part of when I was in middle and high school. I wasn't a bad player, but certainly wasn't good enough to make the high school tennis team. Today, I'd probably be pretty bad at the game, although it would be fun to give it a try.

But if you love to play tennis, check out some of the great tennis courts listed below in our area to visit. This is probably not a complete list of tennis courts open to the public in our area, but it's a good representation. Check ahead to make sure that they are open and what hours they are available to the public. The photos are the most recent, courtesy of Google Maps.

Southern Tier Tennis Courts

via Google Maps

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Sometimes images are the best way to honor the figures we've lost. When tragedy swiftly reminds us that sports are far from the most consequential thing in life, we can still look back on an athlete's winning moment that felt larger than life, remaining grateful for their sacrifice on the court and bringing joy to millions.

Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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