Charleston leaders to dedicate renovated tennis center

Charleston leaders to dedicate renovated tennis center

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston officials will dedicate the city's newly-renovated tennis center Wednesday night.

Renovations to the Jack Adams Tennis Center involved demolition of the courts and infrastructure, the construction of six new asphalt courts, new fencing and lighting and new drainage and related items.

Mayor Joe Riley and members of city council will celebrate the completion of the project Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

The facility is located at 209 Congress St. near the Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium and is home to the Courting Kids Junior Tennis Program as well as the Westside Tennis Club.

The complex dates back to 1927, when two tennis courts were built as part of the "Municipal Recreation Unit," which also included a football and baseball field. Four clay courts were added in 1938 by the Works Project Administration, city leaders say.

The center was named in honor of former Recreation Director Jack Adams upon his retirement in 1976.

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