The purpose of this Mayor and Council Communication (M&C) is to authorize the acceptance, appropriation, and use of a monetary donation from the Fort Worth Tennis Association (FWTA), in the amount of $44,400.00, for tennis court improvements at five parks.
The FWTA is a volunteer-based non-profit Community Tennis Association of the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The FWTA's mission is to develop and promote the growth of tennis in Fort Worth, emphasize the development of tennis skills, sportsmanship, self-reliance and leadership qualities in participants, while encouraging the well-being and health of Fort Worth residents through tennis. The FWTA raised funds and received donations for improvements.
The Park & Recreation Department (PARD) was approached by FWTA regarding the need and desire to improve several of the City's existing tennis facilities in an effort to grow the game of tennis.
In January 2018, the FWTA sought out and was subsequently awarded a grant through the USTA. The USTA grant awarded $1,750.00 per court to be renovated, of eleven courts, for a total grant commitment of $19,250.00. In addition to the USTA grant they received, the FWTA has agreed to donate $25,150.00, for a total donation in the amount of $44,400.00.
On June 12, 2018, (M&C G-19305) City Council authorized the appropriation of $35,000.00 in General Capital Project Funds for tennis court improvements at various sites. The sites and number of courts to be resurfaced are as follows:
Como Community Center Park – 1 courtThis M&C does not request approval of a contract with a business entity.
Kellis Park – 2 courts
Monticello Park – 2 courts
Northside Park – 4 courts
Western Hills Park – 2 courts
5 sites, 11 courts
The Park & Recreation Advisory Board endorsed the acceptance of the donation of these improvements on August 22, 2018 at its regularly-scheduled meeting.
Como Community Center Park is located in Council District 3; Kellis Park is located in Council District 9; Monticello Park is located in Council District 7; Northside Park is located in Council District 2; and Western Hills Park is located in Council District 3.