Petition circulating to build tennis courts in Decatur for high school teams on UMCH propertyThe front steps of Decatur High School. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
Decatur High School tennis has been traveling to the Georgia State University Clarkston campus to practice and play games.
There is a cost to use these courts, and they’re about 30 minutes away by bus.
Last year, the tennis teams could use the Agnes Scott College courts, but they were not available for rent this season.
Tennis players are looking for a solution, creating a petition to build tennis courts where the United Methodist Children’s Home campus. The city is currently soliciting input about potential uses for the 77 acre property. The city purchased the property last year for $40 million.
The petitions says, “Tennis is a wonderful lifetime activity that my community should support. I also think that the Decatur High tennis teams should have true home courts to practice and host matches on. Now we have the opportunity to meet both goals by building a tennis facility with at least 10 lighted courts on a small footprint of the 77-acre site of the former United Methodist Children’s Home, for use by my community and DHS teams.”
To read more about the petition, click here.