County officials and tennis fans on Saturday marked the grand opening of Montgomery TennisPlex at South Germantown Recreation Park.
The 9-acre facility incorporates indoor hard courts under two all-season, air-conditioned fabric-covered bubbles; four outdoor hard courts with lights; and a clubhouse.
The Upcounty facility gained the backing of the Washington Kastles.
Montgomery TennisPlex 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.
Under the agreement, the TennisPlex will pay $2.3 million in rent over the course of 20 years, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission told Patch in April.
During a groundbreaking earlier this year, Schore estimated the project would cost $3.5 million.
Here are scenes from Saturday's groundbreaking, provided by TennisPlex officials.