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Troup County Announces McCluskey Tennis Center Improvements

The Troup County Board of Commissioners would like to announce the launch of the McCluskey Tennis Center SPLOST V project, as well as the temporary closing of portions of the facility while undergoing renovations.

The first stage of the project officially began on Monday, August 27, 2018, and is expected to be ongoing until the spring 2019. During this time, the proshop building and six asphalt courts will be closed until further notice for remodeling. Citizens will begin to see demolition activity within the first few days of the project.

The project includes interior and exterior renovations to the facility, including: a new roof, extended decking, an additional entrance to the facility, asphalt court renovations, lighting upgrades, and a thorough remodel of the pro shop building. As of today, all of the clay tennis courts remain open. A soft launch date to begin the second stage of enhancements to the remaining portion of planned improvements is set to begin on November 1, 2018.

The Troup County Board of Commissioners are working with a local construction company Principle- Williams Construction of LaGrange, to perform the renovations. The project is being funded from SPLOST funds and with special thanks to the Callaway Foundation, who donated a renovation grant to the Board of Commissioners in March 2018, and the Chattanooga Valley Tennis Association, for their commendable fundraising efforts.

The McCluskey Tennis Center is a widely utilized facility for the citizens of Troup County. It is used by LaGrange High School, Troup High School, and is also the host site for the USA South Spring Sports Festival. “This is very important for our growing tennis community here in Troup County.We’re thrilled about this project because it will add several desired amenities and enable the community to acquire the adequate space they need for daily use and frequent tournaments,” said Cajen Rhodes, Director of Troup County Parks and Recreation.

Media Contact: Rachel Camp, Citizen Engagement Specialist, (706) 298-3670 or [email protected]

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