Noblesville Schools announced today that they have dedicated their new high school tennis facility, featuring twelve courts that will increase the district’s overall tennis capacity by 50%.
“There has been increased demand in this sport and unfortunately our court capacity was limiting students’ playing time and the growth of the program,” said Noblesville High School (NHS) principal Dr. Craig McCaffrey. “These new courts mean we can accommodate more players. At the end of the day, providing opportunities for our students is what we’re all about.”
The new facility, located off Field Drive across from Noblesville East Middle School (NEMS), will be home to NHS tennis. The current tennis courts adjacent to NEMS will now be used by their student athletes and will remain open for public access. Noblesville West Middle School also has dedicated courts for their students.
The 7-acre facility includes concessions, restrooms, locker space, offices, bleachers, on-site parking, and a training room. It also features post tension concrete courts, which are safer and require less maintenance. There will be no sound system to ensure a quiet environment for nearby neighbors.
The cost of the facility is $3.9M, financed through a bond (loan) without the use of referendum dollars or an increase to the tax rate. This type of funding cannot be used for education or staffing.
The property was previously home to the First Church of God, which disbanded before the district purchased the land. A special gathering was held with former congregants prior to the construction of this facility.
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(L-R) Chris Pyle, NHS boys tennis coach, Roy Wallace, Noblesville Schools director of buildings and grounds, David Hortemiller, Noblesville Schools chief financial officer, Dr. Joe Forgey, Noblesville Schools board president, Dr. Daniel Hile, Noblesville Schools superintendent, Dr. Craig McCaffrey, NHS principal, Rich Champion, NHS assistant athletic director, Kevin Lindley, NHS girls tennis coach, Vicki Flook, Noblesville Schools operations supervisor.
NHS tennis parent Meghan Stallings grabs a photo of her son Parker on the new courts.
NHS tennis players check out the new locker room.
(L-R) Dr. Dan Hile chats with tennis parents Audrey and Michael Shepard.
NHS principal Dr. Craig McCaffrey chats with students on the new courts.