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Maybank Tennis Center Reopens After Renovations

Dust off your tennis racquets! The Maybank Tennis Center has reopened after an extensive renovation, supported in part by the Charleston Parks Conservancy and generous sponsors.

Work on the center began in June and was completed in October. The results are six hard courts (six of the eight courts were demolished and rebuilt) and three clay courts. The courts were about 40 years old and in need of significant repair.

The Charleston Parks Conservancy and friends of the Maybank Tennis Center raised more than $16,000 for the additional clay courts.

Other facility improvements included:

• Raised all the court elevations and installed two detention ponds onsite to reduce flooding and improve drainage in the facility.

• Additional parking to accommodate the two new courts. In total there are 49 parking spots, enough to accommodate the normal day-to-day tennis players.

• New lighting for all of the hard courts, sidewalks, drinking fountain and landscaping.

By November, the clay courts will be completed and ready for play. There will be a 6-foot fence constructed along Fleming Drive to help buffer road noise. And there will be a permanent plaque recognizing the facility’s founder, Burnett Maybank, who completed the tennis center in 1972. It was sold to the City of Charleston in 2000.

 

A big thanks to the sponsors and supporters who made this project possible: 

CHAMPION $5,000 or more

Residents of Bishop Gadsden

Lee Boatwright

John and Lucia Childs

Elizabeth Hostutler

Jean Howe

Katie Kelsey

Frank Meade

Louise Ravenel

M.F. Scrantom

Kurt Wassen

 

ADVANTAGE 2,499 - $1,000

Dr. and Mrs. G. Thomas Finnegan

The Miller Family/Kickin’ Chicken

The Quirk-Garvan Fund

In Honor of Lee Reed

 

PLAYER $999 - $500

In Memory of Peter Weiland

Jeffrey Richards

Thomas Thornhill

 

LOVE $499 - $100

Raymond Anton

Vicente Antonetti

John Barnwell

Terrance Brown

Carpet Baggers Floor Covering

Boyce Cox

James Craigie

Edwina Dechamplain

Roy Dewberry

Henry and Rita Donato

John Girault

Laurel Hays

Ross Hostetter

Joseph John

Ed Loeber

Frederick Mcmahon

Gerald Mcmahon

E. Clark Morrison

Correna Panagiotou

Sara Jane Reynolds

Eugene Santos

Jerry Simmons

John and Brittany Wallace

Lamar Watkins

Jeanette Weiland

Bonum Wilson

William Wise

Wilson & Heyward LLC

 

BASELINE $99 - $10

Anonymous

Henry Bouton

Jerry Ciota

Tricia Cordina

Ernie Edge

Betsy Gaskins

Jean Howe

David Knott

Paige Osbon

Kelsie Page

Robert Sinteff

John Tibbetts

J. Tipton

Robert Want

Jeannette Wilson

Richard Wood

Maybank Tennis Center

Maybank Tennis Center

Maybank Tennis Center

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