CJ has announced the addition of tennis facilities to the school's growing campus. The $300,000 project, which is expected to be completed by the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, represents the latest expansion of on-campus student activity areas.
Fully-funded from a generous gift by a CJ family, this newest addition is part of the school’s long-term campus master plan of land acquisition and development. Blue Green Field opened last spring while the Student Conditioning Center, a $1.6 million renovation project, opened in August.
Located at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Franklin Streets, the new facility will accommodate practice and competition for men’s and women’s tennis, physical education courses, community tennis events and alumni activities.
Jim Brooks, head coach for men’s and women’s tennis, is excited for what this will mean to the students of CJ and the tennis program. “I know our players will take great pride in having our own home courts, and more students can be introduced to the sport. Most of them have no exposure to tennis in the first place, so this will give them an opportunity to play informally throughout the year and during their physical education classes.
“It will become a special place to play a match, to host other teams, and for our parents to come and watch them play,” he said.
The school plans to hold a ground-breaking ceremony before the end of the school year.