Troup County hosts soft opening for renovated tennis center

Published 6:20 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Troup County conducted a successful soft opening of its newly renovated tennis center over the weekend for the 28th edition of the Granger Invitational High School Tennis Tournament.

Formerly known as the McCluskey Tennis Center, the facility has been renamed the C. Leon Pitts Tennis Center at McCluskey Tennis Complex and has received extensive renovations as the result of a SPLOST V project. Currently under construction, the tennis center is still undergoing interior and exterior remodeling. The upgraded facility will include an extensive remodel of the pro shop building, asphalt court renovations, lighting upgrades and other features.

The SPLOST V project has been ongoing since November 2018 and is expected to be completed soon. The Troup County Board of Commissioners have been working with Principle-Williams Construction of LaGrange and Smith Design Group to complete the renovations. The project was funded with a joint effort from SPLOST funds, a renovation grant from the Callaway Foundation, and fundraising efforts from the Chattahochee Valley Tennis Association.

“The county is very excited to have this new facility,” County Manager Eric Mosley said. “We believe it will provide opportunities for our high school, college and recreational needs for a long time to come.”

The tournament hosted a total of 80 high school teams — 40 boys’ teams and 40 girls’ teams. While the matches were played at seven different facilities, local players from LaGrange High School and Callaway High School were given the opportunity to play on the six brand-new hard courts Friday and Saturday.

The tennis center is a frequently used amenity for both LaGrange High School and Troup High School students, in addition to being utilized often for tennis lessons and local tournaments. Troup County, in coordination with local organizations and stakeholders, is expected to hold a grand opening celebration for the newly renovated tennis center upon completion.