Lesbian league opens bowling, tennis seasons

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Lesbians looking for a relaxed way to stay active face two new summer options.

The ever-expanding Decatur Women’s Sports League opened its second season of bowling last week, while its tennis offering begins on Friday. The action is all for a good cause, as the league donates funds raised above its operating costs to the Atlanta Lesbian Health Initiative. The league has donated more than $12,000 since its inception in 2007.

“Everyone has been so positive,” says founder Anne Barr. “It has just been a blessing all the way around. I am so happy about the league and everyone involved.”

Bowling takes place on Wednesdays until Aug. 6 at Suburban Lanes in Decatur. Playtime starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $17 per week. The league offered its first bowling season in January.

Tennis, the newest sport for the league, opens on Friday at the DeKalb Tennis Center. The sessions, which begin at 6:30 p.m. and cost $17, can accommodate up to 52 women and run until Aug. 22 with breaks for the July 4th holiday and again on Aug. 8.

“It is all for fun and they get to play with different people for two hours straight,” Barr says.

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