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Tennis Courts Could Replace Greer Stadium

Posted: 7:26 PM, Sep 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-12 21:02:20-04

A group of tennis players is proposing to repurpose Greer Stadium and the surrounding area into a state-of-the-art tennis center with 8 indoor courts and 24 outdoor courts. 

The Community Tennis Association known as Tennis Nashville (www.tennisnashville.net) has been working on the proposal for about three years, and the group believes the 32 court tennis park would help grow the sport in the Nashville area and give more access to tennis courts for people of all backgrounds. 

"It would be a great addition to our community," Mario Hernandez, coach for the Lipscomb University Men's Tennis Team, said. "Developing professionals isn't the only thing that you're looking to do, you just want a lot of community involvement, so the more courts you have, the more people you can potentially bring into the game." 

Hernandez added that a facility like the proposed Music City Tennis Park could allow the University to host regional or even national championships and tournaments, as well as having the city have the ability to host professional tournaments. 

The proposal, along with other proposals and ideas, will be discussed at two public meetings on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 24 at 8:30 a.m.

Other proposals include transforming Greer Stadium into green space or even into soccer fields.