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Coming Soon: Montgomery TennisPlex

Montgomery TennisPlex, a 9-acre facility in South Germantown Recreational Park, will break ground Wednesday.

Montgomery County will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new tennis center Wednesday at South Germantown Recreational Park in Boyds.

The Montgomery TennisPlex would incorporate eight indoor hard courts under two all-season, air-conditioned fabric-covered bubbles; four outdoor hard courts with lights; and a clubhouse, county officials said.

The nine-acre facility is expected to open this fall.

The tennis center is a public-private partnership among Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; Montgomery Parks; and Jack Schore Tennis LLC, an organization named for co-founder and Hall of Fame coach Jack Schore.

Melissa Chotiner, a spokeswoman for Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, said Jack Schore Tennis LLC was funding all costs associated with construction of the facility. Montgomery Parks provided trees already in stock at Pope Farm nursery, an estimated value of $27,000, Chotiner said.

Under the terms of the lease, Jack Schore Tennis LLC would pay $2.3 million in rent over the course of 20 years, according to Daniel Hertz, a project manager for M-NCPPC.

l April 10, 2012 at 03:49 PM
In other words, they're finally putting into place some of the non-soccer recreation space that was taken away from Germantown in order to create the soccerplex.
nolaforever April 11, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Fantastic event today. So much enthusiasm for this complex. Coaches and kids played for 2 hours during the ceremony. Excited for this wonderful addition to our community.
Tiffany Arnold (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Hey nolaforever, I posted a photo slideshow this afternoon. It's also on our Facebook page, facebook.com/germantownpatch.

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