Tennis court project helps build relationships


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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.Austintown superintendent Vince Colaluca and President of the Austintown Board of Education Kathy Mock spoke at the grand opening of the new tennis courts on April 6.

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Neighbors | Alexis Bartolomucci.The boys tennis team at Austintown Fitch High School celebrated the opening of the two new tennis courts at Austintown Township Park on April 6.

By ALEXIS BARTOLOMUCCI

abartolomucci@vindy.com

Austintown Township Park celebrated the grand opening of its two new tennis courts on April 6.

The six tennis courts at Austintown Township Park will now serve as the location for the Austintown Fitch High School tennis teams to practice and host tournament play. The district partnered with the trustees and the park to come to an agreement on the use of the tennis courts for the tennis teams.

The two new tennis courts costs $160,000, which came from the Austintown school district’s budget, to build. The Austintown school district is thankful for the partnership and collaboration they formed with the community, park officials and trustees to make the project come to life. Having the school practice and play at the Austintown Township Park allows for the community to come together in Austintown, rather than when the school had to play at Mill Creek Park’s Volney Park.

“It’s all one system, it can’t be two separate entities,” said Austintown superintendent, Vince Colaluca.

The tennis courts will be open for the public, not just the school tennis team. Providing a new public facility will help bring in more traffic and more dollars in the community.

“Collaboration is the action of working together to create a project for a common goal or objective. That’s why we’re here today, to celebrate a community collaboration with the Austintown School District and our friends at the Austintown Township Park,” said Kathy Mock, President of the Austintown Board of Education.

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