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MFYC Unveils Upgraded Tennis Courts

Tennis courts at the Mary and Frances Youth Center have received a major upgrade thanks to a renovation partially supported by the United States Tennis Association.

The center completed the $34,000 refurbishment of its two 8-year-old outdoor hard courts last week. The project included resurfacing the courts and installing new nets and a training backboard. Windscreens were added, as were powder-blue QuickStart lines that shrink the size of the playing surface for younger children.

“We were starting to see cracks, some divots and low spots in the court,” said Rachel Rhoney, assistant director at the center. “We knew it was time to do some kind of work. These courts support not just our programs, but the greater community and VCU as well.”

Planning for the project began about a year ago, Rhoney said. A $10,000 grant from USTA Facility Assistance helped complete the renovation, which was funded by the center and VCU Recreational Sports.

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