Bristol, TN expecting to break ground on new community tennis facility in coming weeks

Bristol, TN expecting to break ground on new community tennis facility in coming weeks (Image 1)

The City of Bristol, Tennessee is optimistic construction on a nearly one million dollar community tennis center will begin in a few weeks. 

The city council approved signing the contract to start construction on the Ida Stone Jones Community Tennis Center.

“These are built right tennis courts, I mean they are designed, everything about them is for the game of tennis, we have got some old courts around town with some old rusted fencing around it so the community is going to have courts they can be proud of,” said Terry Napier. 

The project, spear headed by the community, will cost around $800,000 dollars.

It is being funded by the city, the city schools, and a private family trust.

When it is finished, Parks and Recreation Director, Terry Napier, tells us it will be the home courts for Tennessee High and Vance Middle.

“Since we started this project, our tennis teams have one two state championships, during this process, so we are pretty fired up about tennis, we have some championship trophies sitting over there at Tennessee High, and we want them to have a home, and this is going to be it,” said Napier. 

The Parks and Recreation department hopes to hold a ribbon cutting for the facility this Fall.

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