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June 24, 2019

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Tennis anyone?

Courts will be ready for spring play by the high school boys' tennis team

By Monty Siekerman
Tennis anyone? You might get your feet burned today.

Multiple pieces of paving equipment were at the War Memorial Park on Tuesday morning to resurface the four tennis courts. Through the efforts of community volunteers, 75 percent of the $66,000 cost of resurfacing and fencing was received in grants with the remainder contributed locally by individuals, businesses, and organizations.

The courts will be ready for spring play by the high school boys tennis team. High school girls compete in the fall.  

The resurfacing committee submitted applications for several grants and were successful: $29,000 Nature Works government grant and two $10,000 grants from the U.S. Tennis Association. Nearly $13,000 in local donations was received.

The remaining balance needed is $2,785. Those wishing to contribute may contact Bryan Marshall at Liberty National Bank.

The overlay portion and fencing are being completed now by Leslie Coatings, Ic., and Elmer Fence. The acrylic resurfaced portion will occur next spring.

An interesting note: the courts “in bounds area” will be purple, and the borders will be a sandstone color, close to the AHS school colors of purple and gold. Further, the colors will complement the refurbished pool house.

The year 2018 has been a good one for adding amenities to leisure and sports in Ada with a major refurbishing of the swimming pool, the addition of a dog park, and resurfacing of the village tennis courts.

Community leaders planning and raising funds for the tennis project include Bryan Marshall, fundraising chair; Bob Szuch, park board trustee; Jamie Hall, village administrator; Christy Beaschler, boys head tennis coach; Scott Wills, Ada Community Tennis Association; and Scott Mullins, boys tennis team parent.