February 7

New Augusta indoor tennis courts holding open house

The Kennebec Valley Tennis Association is inviting the public to stop by the 23 Leighton Road tennis and sports center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Staff Report

AUGUSTA — The Kennebec Valley Tennis Association is holding an open house Saturday for its soon-to-be-opened indoor tennis center on Leighton Road.

The public is invited to stop by the 23 Leighton Road tennis and sports center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to see the progress that has been made and meet the director, Hans Römer, along with the board of directors and others who have been active in the project, according to a release from the association.

The association expects to announce an official opening date soon. It plans to host a grand opening gala March 22, according to the release.

Talk of bringing back indoor tennis began shortly after Ascona Tennis & Health Club closed its doors at the location around six-and-half years ago. The association signed a five-year lease last year for the former tennis center.

Near the end of December, the association was $20,000 short of its goal of $300,000, with money raised from gifts and pledges from more than 100 individuals and families, 13 businesses and one foundation.

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