Indoor tennis in Westwood? Next step: Community meeting

(Bird’s-eye view “schematic” of proposed tennis center)

It’s been almost a year since we first reported on the community campaign to convert the Seattle Public Schools-owned tennis courts west of Southwest Pool into an indoor tennis center.

Next step, according to Lisa Corbin, who’s leading the project, is a community meeting – first of two – set for 6 pm Tuesday, June 7th, at Chief Sealth International High School. She says the meeting will include “early results from the feasibility study” funded by a city grant. Here’s the official flyer for the meeting. Still many steps remaining along the road to whether the tennis center could become a reality, but if you’re interested in the project, being at the meeting is the best way to find out what’s next.

15 Replies to "Indoor tennis in Westwood? Next step: Community meeting"

  • Lesley May 23, 2016 (10:13 am)

    If they can find funding for something like this why can’t they provide some basic upgrades to the South Park community center, like lighting and building maintenance. For those of us in southwest Seattle, South Park is our closest community center now that southwest is for teens. Hearing this, reaffirms that low income areas are serviced last, if serviced at all. 

  • rcl May 23, 2016 (10:21 am)

    Those should be community indoor greenhouses for veggie garden p patches – 

  • Joey May 23, 2016 (12:18 pm)

    Indoor tennis courts would be great! There is actually a pretty big tennis community in Seattle.

  • M May 23, 2016 (12:53 pm)

    It always amazes me how limited the options are for indoor tennis in Seattle. They is a TON of demand for this. I’m so excited this could become a reality in West Seattle. I’d gladly contribute to making this a reality. How much for naming rights?

    • Lisa Corbin May 23, 2016 (2:02 pm)

      M, thanks for your support of the project! Please contact me to talk about contributions and naming rights! Lisa

  • Aero May 23, 2016 (2:50 pm)

    Would love to see this. Tennis is very popular in this area and there are never enough courts, let alone indoor courts. 

  • G-Man May 23, 2016 (3:39 pm)

    Awesome!  Been waiting for indoor tennis courts in West Seattle for years.  Bring it on!

  • Bruce May 23, 2016 (3:52 pm)

    Great project.  There is currently no indoor tennis facility in the West Seattle market.  Promoting a lifetime sport will benefit the health of our community and serve people fo all ages and income levels.

  • K. Davis May 23, 2016 (3:57 pm)

    It is worth noting that Amy Yee (on MLK, over near Mt. Baker), the facility is always booked full a week ahead, and the new facility at Sand Point is the same.  Laurelhurst/Windemere got their facility (and Sand Point is a gorgeous tennis facility) … the southwest part of the city deserves its own (and this project would be way more modest than the “club-like” facility at Sand Point).  

  • AmandaKH May 23, 2016 (4:40 pm)

    I hope that any money this generates, gets put into “rebuilding” Roxhill Elementary. It’s a nice luxury to have indoor tennis courts on potential school expansion property.  But the kids at Roxhill barely have drinkable water and they aren’t allowed to run on the playground because the blacktop is in such horrible condition…

  • East Coast Cynic May 23, 2016 (9:03 pm)

    An Ice Hockey Rink would be even better, followed by skating and other educational hockey programs.  Virtually no hockey in the city proper while you can get tennis all over the place.

    • sam-c May 24, 2016 (10:06 am)

      I agree. We need an ice skating rink nearby.  

  • JanS May 24, 2016 (12:30 am)

     there used to be(long time ago) indoor tennis down  by the end of West Marginal Way, where you go right to get to the entrance to 509. I don’t think it was used much, and eventually folded. This one may be more popular if it happens, as it’s more centrally located.

  • MJ May 24, 2016 (5:47 pm)

    I would love to see this happen! Especially considering a lot of people use tennis courts for anything but, this would be nice. 

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