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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 2012 to develop an indoor/outdoor tennis center at the new Millersville Park, to be centrally located within the County at 1580 Millersville Road. The  Tennis Center at Millersville Park will be managed and operated as a not-for-profit business serving the County’s large and growing tennis community. The County Council approved $167K feasibility study funds and preliminary planning in FY2016 and $823K in design funds for architectural and engineering work in FY2017. On June 14, 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.

Over the last seven years, the Tennis Alliance and the Department of Recreation and Parks have worked together in good faith 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, assisted with an independent 3rd party feasibility study, and now intends to implement this strategy to build the center.

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.