Plymouth schools commit $250,000 to City's new tennis courts

PLYMOUTH — Money from the Plymouth Community Schools Corp capital projects fund will be used to help build a new tennis complex in Centennial Park. The school uses the courts for physical education and for competition.

The schools have had long-standing practice of leasing facilities within the park. It was noted in the resolution that the tennis facilities provide recreational offerings to students, staff, and alumni outside of the regular school hours as it is for public use.

The Board entertained comments over a year and a half ago from Sarah Smith, Dawn Everidge, and Betsy Bieberstedt, representing the concerns of a private organization of the deteriorated condition the current tennis courts. That organization has already begun fundraising efforts to fund the proposed project.

Smith said the City of Plymouth has committed $750,000 towards the project and private and business donations have reached the $150,000 mark. Early estimates of the cost of the project are $1.7 million.

For more on this decision, pick up a copy of today's Pilot News.