The Athens-Clarke County unified
government presents your SPLOST dollars at work SPLOST or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax is a one percent sales tax voted on by citizens to fund a wide variety of community capital projects From SPLOST 2005, this is the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center. The game of tennis is a smash hit
with residents of Athens-Clarke County It’s great fun and great exercise for
any age. Tennis is a sport for life and you’re never too old or too young to start. One of the best places in our community to enjoy all that tennis has to offer is the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center Managed by the Leisure Services Department, the Tennis Center is part of Southeast Clarke Park. With its own separate entrance at 4460 Lexington Road The tennis center opened in late
2013 and provides year-round usage for open play, leagues, instructional programs, tournaments and more. and here’s the best part You can play for free. That’s right. Open tennis play is free for all ages of the Tennis Center People of all ages and all skill levels can enjoy spirited play on any of the 12 hard surface courts. and the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down because every Court is fully lit Look around and you’ll see that the Athens Tennis Center is more than just great courts This is a complete facility with many thoughtful amenities. There’s ample parking with enough space to accommodate large crowds The Tennis Center’s attractive main building features energy efficient construction and ADA
accessibility. Inside there are offices for staff, meeting rooms, gathering space where visitors can take a break and of course restrooms including a family restroom Outside there’s a large covered pavilion area that provides a shady place to beat the heat. There are wide pathways, picnic benches, bleachers, and plenty of space courtside for staging and viewing. Those looking to sharpen their skills will love that the Athens -Clarke County Tennis Center has ball machines available for rental. If you need a little help getting into the swing of things the Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center offers a variety of classes for people of all ages and every skill level. Men, women, and seniors can take advantage of the mini lessons and clinics offered throughout the year. The Tennis Center is the perfect place for kids In fact, young children can get a jump on fundamentals with our Quick Start tennis play format. Here tennis is scaled to the size of the child and uses age appropriate equipment It’s an effective way to better introduce children to the sport and keep them playing. In addition to classes for kids, there are tennis camps held in the summer for kids aged 5 to 16. During week long sessions, campers receive skill building on court instruction with a focus on fun. For kids 5 to 12, the
tennis center is available for birthday parties. There’s a lot to love about the
Athens-Clarke County Tennis Center and remember you don’t need to be an expert.
You don’t need to be in a league and you don’t have to pay. Just come out and play because in Athens-Clarke County, tennis is for everyone. For complete information
about the Tennis Center call 706-613-3991 or visit athensclarkecounty.com/

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