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Background

THE INDOOR/OUTDOOR TENNIS CENTER FOR ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

The Tennis Alliance and Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks have been working since 2013 to develop an indoor/outdoor tennis center at the new Millersville Park, to be centrally located within the County at 1580 Millersville Road.

On June 14, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Council voted to approve the FY 2020 budget which includes $6.53 million for construction of the park and facility in FY2020. (The County Council previously approved $167K feasibility study funds and preliminary planning in FY2016 and $823K in design funds for architectural and engineering work in FY2017.)

Over the last seven years, the Tennis Alliance and the Department of Recreation and Parks have worked together to develop a strategy for a site and have conducted many studies including: market demand, programming, business planning, diagrammatic site planning, costs estimating, and alternative financing strategies. The Tennis Alliance developed a business plan for a self-sustaining tennis center to be operated by a not-for-profit.

To date, with the enthusiastic and persistent support of Tennis Alliance, the tennis community and citizens of Anne Arundel County, the Department of Recreation and Parks has secured the 33-acre Millersville Park site for a public indoor/outdoor tennis center; successfully navigated the multi-year County Council budget approval process; and most importantly to secured $6.53M in construction funding for the project to break ground in summer 2020.

The Tennis Center will provide a much-needed facility that will be a year-round home for tennis in Anne Arundel County, serving all of its citizens.