Zonals is a national tennis competition that brings together some of the top players in the 12 and under division from four sections: Southern, Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic, and Florida. The players and their families stayed in Sumter from Wednesday to Sunday, filling the courts each day. Patrick Hieber, a Zonal team coach and the Director of Tennis for Live to Play Tennis in Charleston was pleasantly surprised on his first visit to Sumter, "Most small cities don't have a tennis center like this so this is really cool...If you run an event like this well you get other big events, and you have even more exposure."
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