The city is moving ahead this summer to renovate the aging Orange Beach Tennis Center with eight new hard courts.
The current facility opened in May 2002 and the city is looking forward to the much-needed court improvements. The project will include the demolition of the existing courts and a complete rebuilding of all eight hard courts on the same footprint.
Work is expected to begin on June 1st with completion in late September or early October, weather permitting.
The existing courts will close on Sunday, May 31st. The city understands this will cause an inconvenience for our tennis community and will work to complete the upgrades as soon as possible. The city looks forward to seeing tennis balls fly once again in the fall.
In addition to the Tennis Center renovations, drainage improvements will also take place on the Rec Center campus. During its May 5th meeting, the Orange Beach City Council awarded the tennis and drainage project contract to Ammons & Blackmon for the low-bid amount of $1.46 million.