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.