New tennis center to offer more amenities, achieve LEED Silver Certification.
The City of West Palm Beach intends to replace the historic South Olive Tennis Center building with a new, larger facility featuring more amenities, such as larger locker rooms and more storage, for residents and guests. Nearly twice the size of the existing facility, the new center will achieve Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEAD) Silver Certification—a first for the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Construction of the new center is scheduled for late Summer 2019. The project is in Commission District 5.
Built as a two-story beach house in the 1930s, the existing tennis center suffered structural damage from hurricanes and requires ADA upgrades. The new structure will be built in the “Key West” architectural style consistent with the look of the historic tennis center. The design reflects the input of tennis center users and the community, after the City sought public input on the project during a series of meetings held between January 2018 and April 2019.
The South Olive Tennis Center is equipped with nine, lighted hardcourts. The center offers semi-private and private lessons, tournaments, and several free programs during the year for adults and juniors. The courts will remain open during construction, and temporary restrooms and storage facilities will be provided.
For more information about the project, please contact City of West Palm Beach Marketing Coordinator Larry Ganns at (561) 822-1418.