Mandan Tennis CenterNovember 9, 2021
MANDAN, N.D. – The Mandan Park Board approved to proceed with the construction of an indoor tennis facility located east of the Starion Sports Complex practice football field on Monday, November 8 at the Mandan Park Board meeting.
Mandan Parks and Recreation has entered into a 15-year agreement with Mandan Tennis Center LLC to construct the tennis facility. Cole Higlin, Director of the Mandan Park District, said, “We are excited to bring tennis and pickleball as lifetime activities to an indoor facility in Mandan. We were very fortunate to have Bob & Mary Kupper donate the land for the facility right next to the new parking lot we will have on the east side of the Starion Sports Complex.”
The Mandan Park District will lease the operations and financial responsibility of the facility to Mandan Tennis Center LLC. This agreement follows the model of other user groups such as Dakota Star Gymnastics, the Stock-Car Association, Mandan Baseball Club and the Mandan Hockey Club.
Tracy Porter, President of Mandan Tennis Center LLC, said, “The facility will include 41,600 square feet inside the dome featuring six tennis courts. Three of the courts will be multi-striped to allow for 10 pickleball courts. Outside the dome will include a 3,000 square foot welcome center and four outdoor pickleball courts. This facility will serve a growing need in our community for tennis and pickleball and will be available to boys and girls tennis teams and summer parks and recreation programs. Free court space will also be set aside each week for First Responders and active Military. The dome will have the potential to host regional and state high school tournaments, college matches, USTA sanctioned tournaments, and USAPA sanctioned tournaments. The dome will also allow for tennis and pickleball lessons and leagues to be played in the fall, winter, and spring months. It will serve as Mandan’s first indoor tennis facility.”
The naming process for this facility, along with opportunities for sponsorships or donations, will begin soon. If you are interested in participating in this opportunity, please reach out to Cole Higlin or Tracy Porter.
The facility’s estimated completion date is in the Fall of 2022. For more information about the tennis facility, please visit www.mandanparks.com/facilities/mandan-tennis-center/ or www.mandantenniscenter.com