Raleigh moves ahead with tennis center plan
Posted July 2, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh City Council on Tuesday approved design plans for a new tennis center on Barwell Road.
Council authorized staff to move ahead with the bidding process for the $5 million Southeast Raleigh Tennis Center at 3935 Barwell Road.
The 4,000-square-foot center will have 20 outdoor courts, the first public indoor court in the city and other amenities on 9 acres. The city will pay for the project with funds raised from bonds and $1 million in private donations.
Construction should be completed in late 2015, officials said.
The center was developed with input from residents and other stakeholders, including the Wake County Public School System. Officials said they hope it will be a destination facility for matches and tournaments as well as a community feature.