From playing to coaching tennis in Tucson

By Angel Gonzalez / El Inde On sunny Tucson days, Nelson Payne spends his time outside at one of Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club’s practice courts. Here you will find him giving tennis lessons, often to young developing athletes or hosting group classes for players of different experience levels.  The 58-year-old experienced tennis player and…

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Voices from Barnum Hill

By Sam Burdette / El Inde The afternoon of Feb. 28, Gene C. Reid Park’s Barnum Hill wasn’t the serene, tree-shaded grassy area it usually is. There were no families toting old bread for the ducks as they walked alongside the south pond’s rocky border, and there were no picnics on the gently sloping hill,…

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

By Joseph Klein / El Inde More than half a million people play high school basketball in the United States. Many of those kids have dreams of being a collegiate athlete at a Division One school. Yet only one percent of those students actually get to achieve their dream. Back in 2017, one of those…

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