Fundraising for Maybank Tennis Center Renovations Almost Complete
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Maybank Tennis Center Renovation Committee, with help from the Charleston Parks Conservancy, is within just $15,000 of the amount needed to add two more clay courts to the Maybank Tennis Center on James Island.
The committee of tennis community volunteers and the Conservancy have been working together to raise money for this project. Last week the City of Charleston Department of Recreation allocated money toward the project, bringing the Conservancy just $15,000 shy of its $100,000 goal. The money will fund two clay courts, additional parking and possibly some shelters.
The addition of two clay courts will allow for full match play on both clay and hard courts at the tennis center.
“Tennis is so important to our city,” said Amy Jenkins, director of development for the Conservancy. “We just celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Family Circle Cup and the U.S. Tennis Association has honored Charleston as America’s Best Tennis Town. We want to keep that tradition alive by improving the Maybank Tennis Center and giving local tennis players more opportunities for play.”
The base construction will begin in mid-May so the Conservancy is working toward a May 31 deadline to raise the final $15,000.
“The community has been so supportive both with their donations, pledges and overall support,” Jenkins said. “There’s no reason we can’t raise this last little bit of money to keep Charleston at the top of the tennis list.”
About the Charleston Parks Conservancy
Headed by prominent horticulturalist Jim Martin, the Charleston Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to further beautifying City of Charleston parks and green spaces. With the help of its Park Angels volunteer force, the Conservancy seeks to rally community support and pride behind the effort to create a lasting movement. For more information about or to support the Charleston Parks Conservancy, please visit www.charlestonparksconservancy.org.