KTA working to bring courts to town

To the Editor: I am writing this letter as the new president of the Keizer Tennis Association (KTA) to let residents know about our nonprofit organization’s vision for developing a successful, low-cost recreational tennis program and our plans to bring public courts to Keizer. The Keizer city council pledged $50,000 in park system development funds.  Once a suitable site is found the KTA will work towards that goal by finding in-kind donations, raising funds, and applying for matching grants. The United States Tennis Association can award up to $50,000 in grants for public projects that get people playing tennis.  The total cost of six courts is estimated to be $350,000. Maintenance of this tennis facility would be provided by the Keizer Tennis Association at no cost to the taxpayer. This will be our fourth summer providing low-cost tennis lessons to children and adults.  We will begin our six-week program for kids and adults in July. The KTA is also partnering with the Boys and Girls Club and the Keizer Parks Foundation. The KTA wishes to thank our local sponsors: Pinnacle Physical Therapy, Copper Creek Mercantile, Lady-Jean Stratford, DMD, BHS Consulting, Lake Point Law Firm and the Optimist Club of Salem for their continued support of our program. For more information about us, go to our website at KeizerTennisAssociation.org. Greg Brewer...

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