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Tennis is the answer for Week 346 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: A ball is needed.
Tuesday: Equipment still available, but not seen much anymore
Wednesday: Requires speed and agility
Thursday: The club for this activity had about 40 members in 1915.
Friday: There was a lot of competition.
Monday: One of the courts was where Whipple's Feed is now.
Tuesday: Held an annual ball for New Year's Eve
Wednesday: Requires a racquet to play
Tennis was a very popular sport in Orofino, particularly around 1913 through the late 1920s. There are numerous references in old Clearwater Republicans and Clearwater Tribunes about the competitions, courts being built at such locations as where Whipple's Feed now stands and in the middle of the 100 block of Johnson Ave. between what was then the Rex Theatre and Snyder Motor. The Orofino Tennis Club even hosted an annual New Year's ball.
Elk River also had a tennis club that was active.
--Research from the Clearwater Historical Museum
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