Crews are expected to begin work this week on seven covered tennis courts at Cary Tennis Park that will give players access to courts year-round, rain or shine.
The $5.12 million expansion project, which also includes minor clubhouse renovations, will start the week of June 13, weather permitting, and continue through summer 2017, according to the town.
Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The Cary Tennis Park will continue to operate during normal business hours throughout the work.
The park now has 30 uncovered courts, locker rooms, spectator seating, a snack bar, practice wall and pro shop.
The 24-acre Cary Tennis Park, in west Cary between Green Hope High and Elementary schools, hosts about 20 sanctioned tournaments per year and draws nearly 250,000 visitors annually. Next May, the town and Meredith College will host the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships at the park.
The seven new covered courts, totaling 55,000 square feet, will allow the town to continue to host dozens of scheduled tournaments during inclement weather and will provide patrons with year-round play.
The Cary Tennis Park is expected to receive $4.5 million for the expansion through a 2011 interlocal funding agreement with Wake County – half to come from the county and half from the town.
Kathryn Trogdon: 919-460-2608: @KTrogdon