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Macon-Bibb volleys over tennis courts

After about six months of construction, the Tattnall Square Tennis Courts are near completion, along with another project.

That's the John Drew Tennis Center just off Northside Drive. Between the two facilities and a third, Tennis Director Carl Hodge thinks a new facility could pay off big for Macon-Bibb, to the tune of more than $6 million.

"We are hopeful that we'll be able to put a new building over at Tattnall, if not a new building to renovate it," Hodge said.
The Tattnall Square location's set to reopen May 1st.

And the John Drew Tennis Center will get a new overlook area that could add more than 2,000 square feet to the existing facility.
Now he's just waiting to see a third facility added.

"It's about an $8.8 million project that's going to be out in the South Bibb area," he said.

And though it's still a ways off, the plans are helping tennis lovers see over the net.

Altogether, all the renovations will cost about $1.7 million. The money comes from tennis tournaments, which have projected sales of $4.2 million.

The Macon Tennis Association's men's team will play in the state tournament at the Tattnall location May 2nd, after the facility's grand opening on the first.

Hodge says the event is expected to attract 1,100 people.


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