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Riverfront Tennis Center to be rebuilt with help from the United States Tennis Association of South Carolina

June 20, 2019 09:35 AM

Riverfront Tennis Center to be rebuilt with help from the United States Tennis Association of South Carolina

Riverfront Tennis Center in Conway, South Carolina will be rebuilt with the help of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and FEMA grants. The 7-court facility was deemed a total loss in 2018 after Hurricane Florence left the courts under several feet of water and the buildings submerged.

Conway City Council held a vote Monday night regarding the rebuild and ongoing assistance from the United States Tennis Association to design the new Riverfront Tennis Center.

 “USTA National and USTA South Carolina will be extremely beneficial in providing expertise and guidance during the rebuild of this facility. Building tennis courts is not our specialty, so we want to make sure we do this right, with their help,” said John Rogers, Director Grants and Special Projects with the City of Conway.

The city plans to rebuild the entire facility higher than the street, which would elevate the clubhouse and storage buildings to mitigate against potential future floods.

Todd Carlson, USTA National Manager of CTAs, Parks & Tennis Facility Development said, “USTA National, USTA Southern, and USTA South Carolina are in full support of rebuilding this tennis venue.  We believe it will be bigger and better than before both in courts and programming opportunities.  Your community deserves the best, and we plan to provide our expertise to make it happen." 

“We are invested in growing tennis throughout South Carolina by working with local communities and identifying their needs,” said Jennifer Gregg, USTA South Carolina Executive Director. “We are very excited about this project and the collective efforts of the City of Conway, The United States Tennis Association and the local tennis community. Together, anything is possible.”

The new tennis facility is expected to open within the next 18 months.

 

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