Tennis dome coming to C-K

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A new indoor tennis dome is in the works for Chatham-Kent.

Thanks to funding from Tennis Canada and Rogers, the municipality will be able to build four indoor courts that will give tennis aficionados the ability to play the game year-round.

Chatham-Kent was one of six municipalities to receive a portion of the $1.2-million cash influx. Each of the projects will be provided $200,000 in seed money to get the project started. This year’s grant funding marks the third year of the Year-Round Community Tennis Courts Program that has helped communities across Canada upgrade their tennis infrastructure.

It’s estimated the upgrade will add 400 additional court hours per week for Chatham-Kent players.

Mayor Darrin Canniff said the municipality is thrilled to be awarded the grant.

“This funding helps bring a tennis dome to our growing community and will provide another great venue for Chatham-Kent residents to have fun, learn new skills, and live more healthy and active lifestyles,” the mayor said in a media release.

The Chatham-Kent project is scheduled for completion in time for the 2024-25 fall and winter seasons.

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