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[2/21/21] Center Expansion Project: It's Time to Talk Tennis!

BREAKING NEWS – We are so excited to announce a challenge match that kickstarts our fundraising to rebuild 4 outdoor tennis courts THIS year. Can you help meet the $90,000 challenge by March 31st to get the ball rolling?

Rebuilding four outdoor tennis courts is part of the overall Center Expansion Plan. Our ideal construction schedule would be:

  • Phase I: Rebuild 4 Outdoor Tennis Courts – If done in late Summer 2021, only two of the 8 existing outdoor tennis courts would be taken out of commission in 2021. Six outdoor tennis courts would then be available throughout the construction of the indoor pickleball building and thereafter.

  • Phase II: Build the indoor Pickleball Center – If sufficient funds are raised by 12/31/21 as specified in the contract with the City, construction would begin in Spring 2022 and finish in Spring/Summer 2023.

So what will it take to make this happen? We need to raise at least $400K for the new outdoor tennis courts immediately! Why so much? Court construction costs have doubled in the last three years. We have received estimates of $100K each for building a post-tension concrete court (minimal cracking and lasts a lifetime) and an additional $50K each for gel-coating (a knee-friendly surface like the indoor tennis courts). There are some lower cost options – such as building asphalt courts or gel-coating some courts now and the others later – that we will consider if needed. Why the urgency? We must engage a court construction company by March 31st in order to start work after the NTRP tournament ends on August 8th. Which brings us to how you can help make this a reality. A small group of tennis players are throwing down a challenge – they will match all donations pledged by March 31st up to $90,000!


Will you help? Please act now –

  • Read more (including donor recognition levels)

  • Contact any of us on the Capital Campaign Committee if you have questions: Becky Lamb, Chair – (970) 846-4527 Loretta Conway – (415) 328-0314 Ursula Hermacinski – (707) 225-7048 Debbie Modzelewski – (609) 865-4116

  • MAKE A PLEDGE (Pledges may be paid over three years (2021-2023). Initial payments will not be requested until we obtain permits for the four outdoor tennis courts.)

  • DONATE NOW (You can even donate with crypto!)

Please pledge by March 31st (or sooner!) so we know if we can work on the tennis courts this summer. Thank you!

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