Public Park of the Year: North Main Athletic Complex
Tennis Industry’s Public Park of the Year, the 42-acre North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs, N.C., originally was a “borrow pit” — an area from which soil, sand and gravel were pulled to complete various projects. But today the area has become one of the state’s premier sporting facilities.
Through funding from the Holly Springs Parks & Rec Department, Western Wake Tennis Association (WWTA) and the USTA, the complex was able to build eight regulation and four youth-sized tennis courts, complete with lighting. They’re currently working to further improve the facility.
“We’ve increased the number of tennis instructors on staff from one to four to offer a wider variety of programs for youth and adults,” says Holly Springs Leisure & Recreation Programs Manager Kristen Denton. “We’ve also partnered with the WWTA to better educate the community about tennis opportunities.”
— Garrett Mansfield
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