An $800,000 expansion of the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center is planned for next year and will include the addition of five lighted clay courts.
Scheduled to begin next spring, construction of HydroGrid soft courts on the west side of the complex will include four standard courts and one pro court. The plan is to make the tennis center a more attractive venue for tournaments.
The addition of the five new courts will bring the total number of courts in the facility to 18. The Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center opened in 1999 and is open to the public.
The plans call for the additional pro court to be situated between the four new courts in a configuration that will allow for bleachers to be installed for tournaments.
The facility, located just west of I95 in Palm Beach Gardens, hosts a variety of tournaments throughout the year, including those organized by the Palm Beach County Women's Tennis Association and the United States Tennis Association. The tennis center will also host two USTA youth tournaments later this month.