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Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center Grand Opening

The City of Florence held the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the newly constructed Dr. Eddie Floyd Florence Tennis Center on Wednesday, July 20th.
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The new complex features 24 asphalt courts, 6 Har-Tru clay courts and a tennis activity center with outdoor decking. The activity center includes a lounge area, student study area with computers, restrooms, locker rooms, meeting and office space and a pro shop. The Complex is located east of North Cashua Drive. The location of the facility is ideally situated for easy access and participation by all members of the Florence community. This complex will host league play, open/free play, special instruction, and developmental tennis clinics. In partnership with the Florence Tennis Association, the City also plans to develop an after-school educational/tennis outreach program for city youth.
 
Initial site design and engineering for the tennis complex was performed by URS-B.P. Barber Engineering. Construction on the tennis complex site was done by Kirven Construction with asphalt court construction by Talbot Tennis. Construction on the clay courts was done by Welch Tennis Courts, Inc. The City selected Collins/Almers Architecture to provide architectural design for the Tennis Activity Center. Construction of the Tennis Activity Center was performed by Loveless Commercial Contracting, Inc.
 
Funding sources for the Florence Tennis Center include:
City of Florence- $3,074,000 (Construction)
Florence County - $522,000 (Access Road)
Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation  $1,500,000  (Tennis Activity Center), $500,000 (Clay Courts)
Dr. C. Edward Floyd- $535,000 (25 acre Land Donation)
NUCOR- $69,800 (3 acre Land Donation)
USTA- $20,000
 
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