Why should we build tennis courts on campus when we already have courts in town? These courts will serve the whole community, students and residents alike.
•The lighted courts will be available to all residents, including in the evenings and on weekends.
•The tennis teams will be able to practice and play matches at home with spectators.
•Tennis will be added to gym classes at the middle and high schools, as well as to after-school activities at elementary schools.
•Kids under 10 will be able to participate in Quickstart Tennis using the scaled-down format on these courts. This USTA (United States Tennis Association) program is designed to make tennis easier for young kids to play.
•Since the teams will be practicing at school, the courts at the Town Park and Fox Valley will be available to residents in the afternoon and town programs can start immediately after school.
Several hundred families and the JJ Boosters Club have donated more than $400,000 to this project. The USTA is giving us a significant grant that may not be available in the future. We should take advantage of these gifts and move forward with this project now, otherwise it is likely that the donations will need to be returned and the district will lose out on this opportunity. Please contact the BOE (board of education) if you agree that this project is a good idea — one that would benefit our children as well as the entire community.
The Burke family
The Crystal family
The Glenn family
The Laub family
The Goldman family
The Jahn family