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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Lemaster retiring for good - really

Long-time Medical Lake tennis coach says at 80, it's time to be a fan


Paul Delaney

Leroy Lemaster, seen here during the recently completed city Parks and Recreation tennis clinic June 13, has coached young kids for some 30 years and is retiring - really, he assures. Of course, that is not counting the decades he has done the same at Medical Lake High School.

Few believe that Leroy Lemaster has finally coached his last crew of kids in tennis.

Except, perhaps, Lemaster's knees and legs, which are just not what they used to be, even the new artificial knee he got in 2000.

Lemaster's trying to "get by" with the other one, warding off major surgery at age 80, which he turned last November. He takes supplements, but it's time for him to simply be a fan.

It was last week while conducting another of his 30th or so Medical Lake parks and recreation department tennis camps that Lemaster said this would be his last.

"They wear you out, I'll tell ya," Lema...

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