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City to break ground on new tennis center

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The city of Fayetteville will host a public groundbreaking ceremony for an $11.5 million tennis center on Friday at 10 a.m.

The 6,594-square-foot center will feature 15 tennis courts, including one that will be used as a championship competition court. It also will have four pickleball courts, locker rooms, a lounge, a learning area and a pro shop, the city said in a release.

The center, part of Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation, will serve youth and adult tennis programs for instruction and competition, the release said,

The groundbreaking will take place at 1300 Bragg Blvd., near the intersection of Filter Plant Drive.

“City staff have worked tirelessly in recent years to make our community a desirable place to live, work and play with the addition of a wide variety of options for recreation and enjoyment,” City Manager Doug Hewett said in the release. “Bringing a world-class facility like this one to Fayetteville will attract professionals and enthusiasts from across the region to our city. The addition of top-notch amenities like this tennis center is an investment we can all be proud of.”

The tennis center will offer state-of-the-art facilities for both practice and play, the release said.

Funding from the voter-approved 2016 Parks & Recreation Bond is supporting the addition of the tennis center to Fayetteville's recreation amenities, the release said.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023. Other bond projects include two senior centers, parks and trail upgrades, splash pads, a skate park, sports complex and recreation center improvements, the city said in the release.

Fayetteville, tennis center, recreation

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