Goshen Schools moves to renovate tennis courts

Pictured is a sketch of the proposed tennis courts renovation at Goshen Community Schools.

GOSHEN — Tennis courts at Goshen Community Schools are scheduled for a makeover.

The school board members were given an update this week of the corporation’s plans to update the tennis courts.

Kelley Kitchen, director of finance for the schools, told the board that the project is ready to proceed. 

She mentioned that she and Goshen Community Schools Facilities Director Tom Boomershine recently met with Athletic Director Larry Kissinger, Tennis Coach Daniel Love and representatives from Barton-Coe to determine the best solution for the tennis court renovation.

According to the project memorandum, the proposal sent for bid includes the following:

n Complete demolition of tennis court surface, replacement of base material as needed and new asphalt surface applied as well as all lines and markings redone.

n Installation of new concrete for bleacher pads and sidewalks.

n Installation of new hitting board, poles and hardware

n Installation of new galvanized fencing including the installation of a coach’s corridor between courts

n Conduits for future lighting and ball machines will be added.

“So it includes new fencing, new surface, new nets, new background around the courts,” Kitchen said.

The current time-line is to have the bids received and opened by Jan. 3 which will then be presented to the board for approval during its Jan. 14 meeting.

In total, she said the corporation is looking to spend between $450,000 to $500,000 for the entire project. 

After the board approves the contractor, Kitchen said work for the tennis courts is slated to begin over the summer and to be completed before the start of the boys’ tennis season next fall.


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