The annual free tennis carnival for children ages 4-9 at Highview Middle School, 2300 7th Street NW, will be Saturday, April 1, from 1-2:30 p.m. This carnival is sponsored by Parks and Recreation and the Northeast Tennis Association. Kids will have the opportunity to try out a tennis racquet “just their size” and rotate to stations to learn proper grip, hitting a ball on a bounce, hitting over the net and correct foot placement. Each station is geared to the youngest player using large foam beginner tennis balls and special beginner equipment. Registration is required and can be done online at or by calling 651-638-2130.