Rome Tennis Center of Georgia Final Designs Released
ROME, GA. — A public meeting was held today to reveal final designs for the Rome Tennis Center of Georgia. Plans highlighted designs for fifty-one USTA standard courts including six NCAA regulation courts, three center courts for tournament and collegiate play and one exhibition court that can accommodate seating for 2,000 people.
The new plan which has been in development over the course of a year, takes advantage of the natural topography. “The terrain created opportunities for design with beautiful views of rolling hills, streams and wetlands,” said architect, Mark Cochran. The tennis club house viewing deck overlooks the terraced courts.
All courts are lighted with shade cabanas for players. Twelve courts will be striped to accommodate 10&Under tennis courts.
“We are a big tennis community about to become even bigger,” said Sammy Rich, Rome City Manager. “The Rome Tennis Center of Georgia is about increasing economic impact. The Tennis Center of Georgia will allow us to not only keep our existing events, but make us more marketable and able to go after additional, larger tournaments as well.”
The design also allows for future development of six NCAA regulation indoor tennis courts that are not covered in the SPLOST funding.
The terraced design exceeds ADA standards and does not include any stairs. The facility will populate 30.76 acres and will be conveniently located at the Armuchee Connector adjacent to the loop road by Mount Berry Square Mall.
The ground breaking is planned for 10 a.m. June 23, 2015. The project is projected to be completed by June 2016. Construction of the Rome Tennis Center of Georgia is funded by a special-purpose local-option sales tax (SPLOST) which passed in November of 2013 in Floyd County.
The Tennis Center of Georgia is made possible through the public/private partnership involving officials from the City of Rome, Berry College, Coosa Valley Tennis Association, Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For more information on the Tennis Center of Georgia, call 706.295.5576.