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New Kent board approves $364,000 for new tennis courts

There will be new tennis courts in front of New Kent High School by next tennis season, said Superintendent David Myers.

Myers will sign a $364,000 contract for the new courts with Tennis Courts, Inc. on Sept. 15. The projected finish date on the courts is Jan. 1, with some wiggle-room to account for winter weather, Myers said.

The New Kent Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of the money to the project from a school contingency fund at their Sept. 14 meeting. Any money left over at the end of the project will get put back into the contingency fund, said County Administrator Rodney Hathaway.

The current courts are 40 years old, and the county has to invest about $50,000 worth of repairs into them every two years, said Supervisor Thomas Evelyn.

"It's money being well spent. We'll be able to have our home matches at home," Evelyn said. 

New tennis courts will be built in front of New Kent High School by Jan. 1.

The New Kent County Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of $364,000 from a school set-aside account to fund the new courts.

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