Published June 21, 2012
The Maybank Tennis Center in Charleston is getting overhauled.
Renovation plans were unveiled Wednesday and include the demolition and rebuilding of six hard courts and three clay courts. Two additional clay courts will also be constructed.
Once the project is completed, eight courts will be lit.
The project is expected to cost $783,224. Original plans estimated the cost of the project at $711,224.
The increased price tag is attributed to the addition of two new clay courts. The Charleston Parks Conservancy raised $15,880 to fund those additions.
Currently, 415 people pay the annual fee to use the facility; all James Island schools have teams that use the facility. In addition, 22 adult teams, lessons, clinics and summer camps use the courts at the center.
Renovations began June 4 and should be completed in September. The courts are not open during the construction.
Clay court members can play at the Kiawah Island courts in the afternoons and at the Family Circle Cup on weekend afternoons. Hard court members will play matches at the Alan Fleming Tennis Complex in Johns Island Park.
Mar Construction is the contractor on the project.